Moala Takelo, a gold medallist for Tonga at the 2019 Pacific Games, has paid tribute to the country’s most well-known taekwondo athlete, Pita Taufatofua, for his role in the nation’s success in Samoa.
When the Closing Ceremony wrapped up at the end of the Pacific Games yesterday, the Pacific Games Council (PGC) would have felt their decision to hand over the event to Samoa with just 18 months notice had been justified.
Pini secures second term as Pacific Games Council athlete representative as Samoa 2019 swimmers honoured
Papua New Guinea’s Ryan Pini has been re-elected as the athletes’ representative on the Pacific Games Council (PGC) Executive Board, while swimmers Brandon Schuster and Emma Terebo were announced as the best athletes of Samoa 2019 here today.
By Michael Pavitt and Matthew Smith in Apia
Sporting drama continued at Samoa 2019 until the final seconds as an injury time strike from centre back Billy Jones saw New Zealand triumph in the men’s football final and clinch the final gold medal of the 16th Pacific Games.
Vanuatu runner socks it to the competition by winning 2019 Pacific Games half marathon without shoes
Vanuatu’s Margaret Kuras won the women's half marathon at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games today (July 20) despite running wearing only socks on her feet.
by Matthew Smith and Michael Pavitt in Apia
Northern Mariana Islands claimed two further tennis titles on a day when family ties were prominent at the Pacific Games.
Fiji finished sporting action at Apia Park with a flourish by earning five athletics titles at the venue, including both the 4x100 metres relay crowns.
by Michael Pavitt and Matthew Smith in Apia
Papua New Guinea's powerlifters produced dominant performances at the Tuanaimato Sport Complex as they earned six Pacific Games gold medals on the first day of action.
Toea Wisil has written her name indelibly into Pacific Games history after she completed the triple-triple in the women's sprint events.