PNG takes Gold in men’s half marathon

Me hamamas tru lo winim gold ( I am very happy to win gold)," said Kupsy Bisamo after winning this morning’s half marathon race for men in Port Moresby.

 And Bisamo ended Papua New Guinea’s dominance in the XV Pacific Games track and field events on a high note.

The final year Kabaleo Teachers College student completed the 21km race in 1:14:11 seconds.

Finishing second was Georges Richmond of French Polynesia (Tahiti) with a time of 1:14:23s and Avikash Lal of Fiji third over the finish line recording a time of 1:15:07s.

It was a Melanesian affair in the women’s half marathon.

Solomon Islands finished first and second while PNG crossed third for Bronze.

Sharon Firisua clocked (1:29:26s), Dianah Matekali (1:30:24s) and Miriam Goiye of Papua New Guinea (1:31:22s).

Charles Yapumi