Check out more of the exciting finals in the athletics!
Men's Long Jump where Kelvin Masoe claimed a historic, first ever Gold for Samoa as well as a new national record, watch 19yr old Mosese Foliaki pick up his 2nd Gold in the 110m hurdles after taking out the Men's High Jump and all the action from the the Women's 1500m, Men's 5000m, both the Women's & Men's 110m hurdles, the 200m finals and the 4x 400m relays.
There's also Boxing and netball semi-final highlights.
Photo credit for photos used in header collage - Pacific Games News Service: Trina Edwards & Therese Rivers
Check out some of the Boxing matches in Savai'i, the Basketball medal matches including both Mens & Womens Gold medal finals plus the 10,000m Womens race & Alex beddoes 2nd Gold for the Cook Islands in the 1500m.
Photo credit for photos used in header collage - Pacific Games News Service: Trina Edwards & Faaiu Leifi Levi
Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist and National boxing representative, Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali is representing Samoa at the Pacific Games.
The Boxing tournament at Don Bosco College in Saleloga, on Savai'i brings the games to the Big Island where 14 countries are competing for Gold, Silver & Bronze.
The Pacific Games came to a close over the weekend. 12 days of sporting competition between 24 Pacific island nations, nearly 5,000 athletes, multiple sports and the biggest games so far in its history.
Samoa has been praised for the success of the event and the standard of hosting with the President of the Pacific Games Council saying 'These games far exceeded our expectations in terms of the number of athletes participating, the arrangements made, the excellent venues provided and the very high level of competition.'
Pacific Games Director James Smith also acknowledged the Games volunteers and told the Samoa Observer that the event would not have taken off without their hard work.
There were about 2,500 volunteers in total ranging in age from Intermediate school age children to senior adults and were allocated to different sports.
“Without the behind the scenes work, the Games won’t exist. The Games will fall on its face so we’re really pleased with the amount of support from the Government and the Public Service Commission to make this Games happen," he said.…more
Track & Field athletes started their Pacific Games campaign yesterday with the Mens Steeplechase, Womens 5000m, Mens Javelin, Womens Shotput and various heats.
Check out some of the footage from two of the 100m heats raced last night PLUS the 100m final tonight where crowd favourite Samoans Jeremy Dodson & Kelvin Masoe went up against Fijian Banuve Tabakaucoro. Jeremy talks to Radio Samoa after the race.
Check out more highlights including footage of the 800m final below.
The first lot of medals went to Papua New Guinea who won Gold (Simbai Kaspar), Silver (Sapolai Yao) & Bronze (Andipas Georasi) in the Mens 3000m Steeplechase
The Womens 5000m saw Papua New Guinea take out the Gold (Poro Gahekave) and Silver (Mary Tenge) with Solomon Islands (Dianah Matekali) taking Bronze.
In Women's Shot Put, Tonga's Ata Maama Tuutafaiva won Gold, with American Samoa's Nuuasala Tuilefano taking Silver and Tahiti's Vaihina Doucet with the Bronze.…more
The 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa are over half way through and the second week continues with athletics, netball, touch rugby, boxing, volleyball and more action packed sports.
We've got the highlights for you from the Opening Ceremony as well as highlight packages for each day of competition thanks to the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games.
Catch up on all the action here ...
THE OPENING CEREMONY & PARADE OF NATIONS
DAY ONE - BASKETBALL, SOCCER & OPEN WATER SWIMMING HIGHLIGHTS
DAY TWO - RUGBY LEAGUE, WEIGHTLIFTING, BEACH VOLLEYBALL, VA'A, ARCHERY & SWIMMING
DAY THREE - SWIMMING, TABLE TENNIS, VA'A, WEIGHTLIFTING, SOCCER, CRICKET & LAWN BOWLS
DAY FOUR - SWIMMING, SAILING, BEACH VOLLEYBALL & WEIGHTLIFTING
DAY FIVE - SWIMMING, TENNIS, SOCCER, BEACH VOLLEYBALL FINALS & WEIGHTLIFTING
DAY SIX - SWIMMING, SOCCER, RUGBY 7s, GOLF & WEIGHTLIFTING
DAY SEVEN - VOLLEYBALL, ARCHERY, BASKETBALL, SOCCER, NETBALL & ATHLETICS (TRACK + FIELD)
DAY EIGHT - BASKETBALL, BADMINTON, ATHLETICS (TRACK & FIELD) & JUDO
DAY NINE - BOXING, BASKETBALL (MEDAL FINALS) AND ATHLETICS (TRACK & FIELD)
Black Caps Batsman Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor in Samoa promoting the game of cricket at a fundraiser event in 2017 celebrating Samoan cricket.
He talks career paths in cricket and inspiring the next generation to give professional cricket a go.
Link to story: https://goo.gl/GwLtA9
via Samoa Observer
16yr old Tongan swimmer Noelani Day made history last year becoming the youngest swimmer to swim the Apolima Strait between Upolu and Savai'i at the age of 14.
She's currently swimming for Tonga at the Pacific Games and came 6th place female in the 5km Open Water out of a total of 21 open water competitors including men. Her highlights of this games was making the 50m Breast Stroke final.
Noelani and Team Tonga take on the 50m Medley relay tonight in their last pool event of the games.
She hopes that other young Tongan women will get into sports & pursue their dreams.
Director - Nonga Pulu
Camera Operator - Joshua Savieti
Sound Operator - Nathan Kioa
Editor - Sapati Apa
The last day of Badminton went down with all final games between Fiji, New Caledonia and Tahiti.
Tahitian #1 seed, Remi Rossi won 3 Golds tonight in the Mens Singles, Mens Doubles and Mixed Doubles finals. New Caledonia took out both the Womens Singles and Doubles titles and Fiji won Gold in the Mixed Team.
It was an intense week of games from the best players in the region.
Following on from the 2 Golds, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals that Samoa's Brandon Schuster won at the Pacific Games, he was also crowned the Games 'Best Male Athlete' at the Closing Ceremony.
President Lakhan presented the award to Brandons father Toesusulu Cedric Schuster as Brandon had already departed to South Korea for the World Aquatics Champsionships for "two gold medals in Swimming and setting a new standard for the sport of Swimming in his country Samoa".
Upon receiving the award for Brandon, Toesusulu said his only disappointment was that his son could not be here to accept his award for all the effort he had put in, in winning the medals.