Pacific Games

Savannah Tkatchenko gets 2nd medal from father

Savannah took out bronze in the 50m breaststroke tonight clocking in at 34.60 sec.

New Caledonia's Adeline Williams got gold clock with a  32.61 sec time  and Pilar Shimiziu of Guam got silver with a time of 33.35 sec.

Savannah also grabbed bronze in the 100m breaststroke yesterday.

She was presented with her medal by her father PNG Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko.

PNG aims for fourth win in men’s basketball

PNG has so far won three out of four games after losing to gold medal holders New Caledonia in their first game. The home boys defeated American Samoa, Fiji and Nauru. 

Tahiti has won all their four matches against Kiribati, Solomon Islands, silver medal holders Guam and Samoa.

This match is expected to be a showdown in front of a sellout crowd.

PNG will be led by captain Dia Muri and playmakers Wright brothers James and Allan, Gabriel Elavo and Matiineng-Iakah Leahy.

Aussie champ admires Dika and PNG

The Australian weightlifter told Loop PNG that it is her "first time to win against her (Dika)’’.

Yamasaki is the new 53kg Pacific Games champion after winning two gold medals and PNG golden girl Dika Toua won one.

Dika failed to lift a bar in the snatch, shocking the nation of fans.

The 53kg champion said she did not see Dika's lift as she was concentrating on her own lift.

"I was sad for Dika at the same time," referring to Dika's failure to make a lift in the snatch.

Gold for Kiribati

Two more gold medals are on offer in the 105kg division in the Pacific Games weightlifting final day.

Zac Gregurevic (Australia) won silver and Rory Taylor (New Zealand) settled for bronze in the snatch.

PNG lone entrant Geshe Heni managed to lift only 80kg in the snatch. 

PNG Loop's Pacific Games medal tally

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PNG Loop's Pacific Games medal tally

More updates will be coming shortly.

Stay intune for more results on Loop PNG website...........    

PNG's Udia delights crowd with gold effort

He beat Australia’s Francois Etoundi whose attempt to lift 165kg failed. He however succeeded in lifting 166kg.

Udia is now the champion of the 77 kilograms category in the men's weight lifting at the 2015 Pacific Games.

Scoring 302kg Udia also bagged gold for the overall category.

In snatch he took the silver medal while Australia won the gold and the bronze medals.

Ryan Pini hits the pool today

Pini will compete in the 50m backstroke alongside team mates Nathan Nades and Peter Pokawin.

Three other events will also take place.

The 100m freestyle, will see Anna - Lisa Mopio-Jane, Savannah Tkatchenko and Barbara Vali - Skelton compete.

In the 200m freestyle will see Sam Seghers, Stanford Kawale and Bobby Akunaii take the pool.

Weightlifting competion continues

Competition will be held at the PNG Power Dome (SJGS indoor complex) starting in few minutes.

The 69kg men's finals start proceeding.

PNG lifters participating are Nou Puka, Samuel Judah and Stalin.

People are still coming in the weightlifting venue, with security tight doing their check on all spectators, athletes and officials bags.

Games: 15 gold up for grabs today

In shooting, there will be two gold medals up for grabs in the men’s and women’s 10m air pistol event.

The women’s final takes place at 11:15 at the June Valley Shooting Range, with the men’s final following at 15:30.

There will be four gold medals awarded in Va’a (canoeing) in the men’s and women’s 1500m and 500m V6 events, which start at 12:00 at the Naval Base.

The women’s and men’s team table tennis finals will take place at the Caritas Technical Secondary School at East Boroko at 14:30 and 17:00.