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Team PNG Youth Commonwealth Games Update


By Raphaella Kaore – EM TV Sports, Port Moresby

The young PNG athletes in Samoa are doing well in the first leg of the competition at the 2015 Youth Commonwealth Games. 

In boxing, Thaddeus Katua won his fight with a split decision to advance to the semi-finals against Samoa at 6pm (PNG time) this evening. 

In athletics, Miriam Peni ran an impressive 200m race, clocking a time of 25.31 seconds in the semi-finals to qualify for the final heat.

Miriam ran her personal best time of 25.25 seconds; 0.07 seconds faster than her qualifying time in the semi-finals.

Mathew Stubbins and Violet Apisah won their matches in the tennis mixed doubles division and are both through to the semi-finals.

In the pools: Ryan Maskylene and Savannah Tkatchenko both qualified in the swimming semi-finals to make the final cut, which will be held later on tonight.

Results will be aired on the EMTV Sports bulletin tomorrow.  

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