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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…

Don’t lose focus: Takayawa

FBC SPORTS —The 2002 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Nacanieli Takayawa says Team Fiji should not lose sight of their goals when competing in their various events. Takayawa departed with the first batch of athletes for the games in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday and will serve as an official for Fiji’s lone judoka, Josateki Naulu. Takayawa…

Farm training for flood victims

KASTOM Gaden Association (KGA) conducted a three-day integrated agricultural farming training for flood victims of Papangu community on the Guadalcanal plains this week. Hundreds of families in the area lost their food gardens when flash flood hit the plains on April 3 this year. The training, which concluded yesterday, was part of the rehabilitation process…

ANZ pledges $33k to tennis

ANZ on Wednesday announced a sponsorship of SBD$33,000 towards the Solomon Islands Tennis Association (SITA). ANZ’s financial contribution to SITA will support the ANZ inter-primary school championship to be held in September  in Honiara. ANZ CEO Solomon Islands Geoffrey Buchanan said the bank is happy to show its support for the sport as part of…

Solbrew national 7s set

The Solbrew national invitational rugby 7s championship is set to kick off on during the Independence celebration. A statement from the organisers said the games will be played throughout the long weekend on Saturday 5th July and Monday 7th July. The championship is an open invitational to provincial unions namely; Bellona, Malaita, Western, Makira, West…