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March 9, 2021
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Team PNG Commonwealth Games Update

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Overnight, PNG athletes took part in a number of events which included lawn bowls, boxing and athletics.

PNG sprint queen Toea Wisil missed out on qualification for the semi-finals of the women’s 200m event after coming fourth in her round 1 heat.


Toea clocked a time of 24.26 seconds after a good start. Her time places her 4.06 seconds from the Commonwealth Games record set in 2002.


Other results from the track were disappointing, with men’s 200m sprinters Nelson Stone and Theo Piniau both failing to qualify for the next stage, performing below their personal bests.


Hurdler Mowen Boino was disqualified in the 400m hurdles.


PNG lawn bowls champion Peter Juni had mixed results over the past four days of competition and is currently 5th place overall in the men’s singles. In women’s pairs, Jane Wangon and Catherine Wimp had narrow losses, their best result a 13-12 loss to Australia in the second round.


The women’s triples team are in 4th place after losses to hosts Scotland and Northern Ireland, although they enjoyed a 20-14 win over England.


In boxing, after beating Mooketsi Lekgetho of Botswana, Charlie Keama had a TKO call against him in the quarter-finals of the men’s light fly division against Northern Ireland opponent Paddy Barnes. Keama lost the first three rounds before a knock-down call ended the bout in round four.


A bout between Jacqueline Wangi and Pinki Rani of India in the women’s fly quarter-final saw the 18-year-old Wangi struggling to contain her more experienced opponent, going down on a points decision over three rounds.


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