Rising athletics young gun, Theo Piniau, will make his first Olympic Games appearance at the Rio Games this month.
After a blitzing performance during last year’s Port Moresby Pacific Games, young Piniau will now go a step further, and will be running against the best in the world.
It’s no secret that Piniau is currently one of the best runners PNG has on offer.
Last year’s Pacific Games proved that he was a force to be reckoned with on the tracks, turning heads with his blistering speed.
Now he goes one step better to the world stage to compete at the Olympic Games, something he doesn’t take lightly.
For Piniau, the journey he has taken to be able to compete at the Olympics is what he has worked very hard to achieve over the last few years.
Studying and training abroad in Texas, United States has given Piniau the opportunity to train and compete against quality competition from around the world.
Piniau leaves PNG’s shores for Rio to join the rest of the PNG contingent already in Brazil, and he is very grateful for the support being offered to him by the country.
He will be competing in the 200m and 400m athletics events, where he could compete against the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt.