THE Solomon Islands National Institute of Sports (SINIS) has transformed local athletes from scratch into more competitive athletes.
The Secretary to Prime Minister Dr Jimmie Rodgers said this was manifested in the recent 2022 Pacific Mini Games in Northern Mariana in which they collected more medals.
Dr Rodgers said the country’s athletes have improved a lot because of SINIS.
“We have the highest medal tally this country has had in the Mini Pacific Games, this is because of SINIS.
“In the past Pacific Games, Solomon Islands has not won a high number of medals because Solomon Islands have never invested in the athletes as it is now.
“We have now SINIS and it is funded by the Solomon Islands Government,” he said.
SINIS is now training all the Solomon Islands athletes and coaches in preparation for the Pacific Games.
By LACHLAN EDDIE
Solomon Star, Honiara