Malani sets new national time in breaststroke event

Fijian swimmer Meli Malani broke the national men’s 50 metre breaststroke record during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Competing in the fourth heat, he clocked 29.87 seconds.  Malani eclipsed the national record of 30.36s seconds which he set in May.  He was happy to set a national record. His time was only 0.7s from…

Dika Toua grabs K50 000 for Silver medal

Dika Toua’s Silver medal performance has earned her K50, 000 (US$20, 499) as the Government’s incentive for team PNG to the Commonwealth Games. Papua New Guineans around the globe are still heaping praise on the veteran weightlifter from Hanuabada village in Port Moresby.  Dika snatched Silver medal in the women’s 53kg, lifting 82kg in the…

Vijay Singh for Rio

Former world number one golfer Vijay Singh is in contention to represent the nation at the 2016 Rio Olympics where the sport returns for the first time in more than a century. Golf was last played at the third Olympiad in Saint Louis, the US in 1904. The first Olympic Golf Rankings was released last…

Siosi completes 5,000 metres final as a hero

Solomon Islands teenager races home one-and-a-half minutes behind second-last runner at Hampden Pak. He crossed the line in 16 minutes, 55 seconds, and was lapped three times. “I feel so tired, it was too cold for me,” said the 17-year-old. He was a teenager from the Solomon Islands whom just about no one inside Hampden…

BACK IN TRAINING

Babalu on a two-year-self training program SHE was once hailed as the country’s golden girl in track and field. Dubbed Solomon Islands’ very own athletics princess after scooping gold at the 2009 Pacific Mini Games in Cook Islands as a 11-year-old, Betty Babalu now 16 is back stamping her feet on the roads doing what…

Inspiration for the future

Two athletes competed in the Athletics events on the fourth day of competition in Glasgow, at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The weather took an unfortunate turn from the Pacific-like temperatures leading up to yesterday’s event, which saw more typically Scottish wet and cold weather. Francis Manioru was first to compete in the morning, in the…

PNG weightlifter denies sexual assault claim

A weightlifter from Papua New Guinea has denied an allegation of sexual assult that led to him being detained by police in Glasgow but still allowed to compete in the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. Toua Udia, 22, who lifted in the men’s 77kg category at the Clyde Auditorium on Sunday afternoon, reportedly spent the night…

NZ sevens beaten in Games gold medal match

New Zealand’s golden reign at the Commonwealth Games is over after they were toppled 17-12 by South Africa in the final yesterday. Three unanswered tries to the Blitzbokke through the game’s middle stages proved decisive against a New Zealand side who slumped to their knees when the full-time whistle sounded.faster South African side scored three…

Rosifelo sets new Pb

Solomon Islands long distance runner, Rosifelo Siosi has set a new record in his timing with a new personal Best (PB) in the 5000 meter heat at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. His previous Pb was 16:14s in Cook Islands last year and 16:05 in the Oceania Championship this year. He was dubbed a…

KOSSA in for premier title

Former O’league representatives, KOSSA FC has sealed their victory as the HFA premier league champions finishing off with 27 points. This was confirmed following another impressive 6-1 win against CDL Lekas FC over the weekend. The final victory totals all wins to nine, two defeats from 11 games played. Sitting on second spot is the…