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Port Moresby
June 29, 2022
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Inter-School Athletics Carnival At POMIS

Port Moresby International School played host to the annual Inter-School Athletics Carnival. 

Almost a hundred primary school children from seven different private schools took part.

Day one saw a host of field events which included the javelin throw, shot put and discus rounds.


Jumping events like the long jump and high jump were also competed.


The biggest cheers were for the high jumpers, with starting heights ranging from one metre to almost one point five.


Koroboro, TEMIS, Port Moresby International as well as Pom Grammar, Gordon and Nonu had their respective representatives competing for their schools. Twinky Winky did not send a field team but will compete in the track events.


Children taking part were grouped by year of birth, ranging from the year 1998 to 2003.

The younger competitors showed that enthusiasm is just as important as technique.


The organizers of the event are using the carnival to showcase the talents of the younger generation and are hopeful that some of these young athletes may go on to do bigger and better events.


Gilbert Camillus, who is part of the organizing body overseeing the carnival, spoke about the event.


The carnival will run for two days, with the opening day focusing on the field events with all track events, including the 100 and 200m, to be competed tomorrow.


They may be too young to compete in the Pacific Games next year but they are part of what has been described as PNG’s biggest ever sporting revolution.


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