Raymond Ovinou

​Team PNG settles in at Rio

In the Team PNG rooms, motivational messages from students of various schools in PNG have been placed on the walls, providing a welcome reminder to the athletes of the great support from home.

The first two Team PNG athletes to arrive, Raymond Ovinou of judo and Thadius Katua of boxing, have gotten straight into their training sessions at the Games training venues.

Katua had a sparring session with a boxer from Thailand.

His performance against the more experienced boxer was pleasing, according to coaches Allan Nicolson and Joe Aufa.