By Dr Pilipus Garpet, Port Moresby 2015 Games News Service
PORT MORESBY, July 12 – The Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games enters its second week on Monday which sees the first day of competition in seven sports: athletics, beach volleyball, bodybuilding, hockey, karate, lawn bowls and netball.
BSP Stadium will host a day of athletics with track gold medals to be decided in women’s 5000m and men’s 3000m steeplechase, field medals in women’s pole vault and shot put as well as men’s javelin. Heats will also be held in men’s and women’s 100m and 800m events.
Men’s and women’s beach volleyballers hit the sand at BSP Stadium from 10:00 onwards for the first matches in six days of competition, while at the same venue, men’s and women’s 5-a-side hockey also gets underway.
Bodybuilding gets underway at Caritas Technical Secondary School. Twelve gold medals will be decided in one action-packed day of oiled-up goodness, with the women’s individual -55kg class getting things underway at 10:00.
Eleven karate gold medals will be dished out at BSP Arena on Monday from 09:00, including men’s and women’s individual and team kata events, as well as four women’s and three men’s kumite weight categories.
Six countries will represent on day one of lawn bowls at Bisini Grounds: action will be in men’s singles, men’s fours, women’s pairs and women’s triples from 09:00.
At the PNG Power Dome, Samoa and Tonga clash at 13:00 to begin the six-day, seven-team netball tournament.
Competition in tennis, volleyball and women’s soccer also continue.
GNS pg/jc for more information visit www.portmoresby2015.com