TRUKAI OLYMPIC DAY FUN RUN
SUNDAY 8th JULY 2012
PNG came very close to a sprint double at the Oceania
Championships in Cairns last night with Nelson stone just
being edged out in the 100m final by Australia's Liam Gander
after Toea Wisil had won the womens final. Stone was running
his fourth race of the day and after fine runs in the 400m
heats and the 100m semi final where he clocked apersonal
best 10.59 seconds, Stone was slow out of the blocks and
finished in 10.61 secs to Gander's 10.60.
Maria Kuanduma won gold in the womens 3000m race whereas
Kupsy Bisamo claimed silver in the mens 5000m. Andipas
Georasi had a fine run on his international debut to finish
fourth in the mens 5000m.
Todays events include mouthwatering 400m clashes between
Toea Wisil Betty Burua and Salome Dell and between Nelson
Stone and Sean Wroe, one of australias best 400m runners.
Other track events include the 800m with Donna Koniel and
Tuna tine expected to be competitive in the U20 race and
the 3000m steeplechase which will feature three PNG runners
in both the mens and womens races