PNG track queen arrives for Games

​PNG’s track sensation, and current champion in the women’s 100m and 200m sprints, Toea Wisil has arrived in Port Moresby for the 15th South Pacific Games.

Also arriving is Nelson Stone, the 400m men’s champion of the South Pacific.

Both were among 30 overseas based PNG athletes who arrived after midday today in Port Moresby.

They were met on arrival at the Port Moresby International Airport by PNG Chef de Mission, Richard Kassman.

Wisil who lives and trains in the United States said she is happy to be running on home soil to defend her title.

But she is not taking her rivals from New Caledonia, Tahiti and Fiji for granted.

“I am in great form and looking forward to the tracks,” she told LOOP PNG.

Stone on the other hand said he will let his “performance do the talking on the tracks.”

Wala Gime who is taking part on the 110m and 400m hurdles says for now it is best to “keep a positive mind.”

In the last Pacific Games, PNG bagged 14 gold in the track and field events of a total of 20 medals.

Charles Yapumi