Jagiri congratulated

THE President of the Oceania Paralympic Committee (OPC) Paul Bird has congratulated our golden boy Solomon Jagiri for securing his spot for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Jagiri secured his spot for the 2020 Paralympic Games during a qualifying event for Oceania Taekwondo held in Gold Coast over the weekend. “Congratulations to Solomon Jagiri for…

Gatton SI community set to support athletes

  THE local Solomon Islands community in Gatton, Australia will be rallying their support behind the Solomon Islands National Paralympic team when the 2020 Queensland Athletics Track & Field Championships will kick off on Thursday. The locals living in Gatton confirmed this to the team’s assistant coach Kevin Olea. “Local Solomon Islanders living in Gatton…

NOCSI calls for unity towards 2023

THE National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) has called for all organizations to work together towards the country’s preparation for the 2023 Pacific Games. NOCSI President Martin Rara calls on national sports federations to work closely with NOCSI, the National Hosting Authority (NHA) and the Ministry of Home Affairs to help prepare for the…

HRUA: step up training

THE Honiara Rugby Union Association (HRUA) has called on all rugby clubs that are planning to participate in this year’s HRUA league to step up their training. HRUA President Brian Taupiri said all clubs must be well prepared to this year’s competition scheduled for March 14th. “All the clubs must step up their preparations for…

OLYMPIC SPOT

Para seals first Olympic ticket By CARLOS ARUAFU IT has been confirmed that Solomon Islands has its first-ever qualification to the Tokyo Paralympics Games. Para-athlete Solomon Jagiri finished top in the men’s U61Kg in the Oceania Olympic qualification competition in Australia to qualify to compete in the Olympic Games. Winning gold and qualifying for the…

Warriors’ first win

DESPITE missing two of their key players, Telekom S-league (TSL) Champions Solomon Warriors FC managed to edge their way past Tahiti’s AS Tiare in the OFC Champions League group C’s opening clash in New Caledonia on Sunday. Following a goalless first half, Warriors broke the deadlock when Dennis Ifunaoa headed home the lone winning goal…

Wini edges closer to Olympic qualification

SOLOMON Islands top female weightlifter Jenly Tegu Wini edges closer to her qualification for the Olympic Games this year following another impressive performance. Wini won a gold medal in the Australian Open hosted by the Australian Weightlifting Federation as she continues her quest to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games. This is a massive contribution…

Toata provides technical help for Warriors 

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Technical Director Moses Toata’s expertise will be an added bonus for champions Solomon Warriors in their campaign at this year’s OFC Champions League Group C in Noumea, New Caledonia. Toata was requested by Solomon Warriors after compatriot Henry Fa’arodo decided to step down from his coaching role with the…

LAD EYES TOP SPOT

OUR lone para taekwondo athlete Solomon Jagiri will be heading to Australia today to compete for a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. His coach, John Alick who will be accompanying Jagiri today confirmed this to Star Sports last night. “Jagiri will be attending the Oceania qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games set to…

Tennis star to Morocco 

SOLOMON Islands young female tennis player is part of the Oceania team that will participate in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) championship in Morocco. She is 15-year-old Zorika Morgan, one of Solomon Islands’ young tennis players studying and playing tennis at the Pacific Tennis Institute in Fiji. Morika has a ranking in Oceania and following…