Athletics at the 1966 South Pacific Games

Athletics competitions at the 1966 South Pacific Games were held in Nouméa, New Caledonia, between 10 and 13 December 1966.[1]

Athletics at the II South Pacific Games
Dates10-13 December
Host cityNouméa, New Caledonia New Caledonia
LevelSenior
Events31 (20 men, 11 women)
Participation13 nations


A total of 31 events were contested, 20 by men and 11 by women.

Medal summary

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Medal winners and their results were published on the Athletics Weekly webpage courtesy of Tony Isaacs and Børre Lilloe,[2] and on the Oceania Athletics Association webpage by Bob Snow.[3]

Complete results can also be found on the Oceania Athletics Association webpage by Bob Snow.[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres (wind: -2.5 m/s)   Jacques Pothin (NCL) 11.2/11.29   Aphmelody Kaumatua (PNG) 11.3   Kalivate Cavuilati (FIJ) 11.5
200 metres   Jean Bourne (PYF) 22.4/22.52   Bruce Richter (PNG) 22.6   Sitiveni Moceidreke (FIJ) 22.8
400 metres   Didier Lacabanne (NCL) 50.2   Damian Midi (PNG) 50.9   Lasarusa Waqa (FIJ) 51.3
800 metres   Ellia Humuni (NCL) 2:00.5   William Wellbourne (PNG) 2:00.8   Osea Malamala (FIJ) 2:02.4
1500 metres   Tony Bowditch (NRU) 4:07.9   Peceli Tuinakauvadra (FIJ) 4:08.7   Kalivate Raciri (FIJ) 4:08.9
5000 metres   Robert Morgan-Morris (NRU) 15:44.8   Danny Schuster (SAM) 16:19.1   Livingstone Tabua (PNG) 16:23.7
10000 metres   Robert Morgan-Morris (NRU) 33:04.6   Usaia Sotutu (FIJ) 33:24.7   Julien Gohe (NCL) 34:19.2
3000 metres steeplechase   Usaia Sotutu (FIJ) 9:59.2   Tony Bowditch (NRU) 10:01.0   Michel Guepy (NCL) 10:08.8
110 metres hurdles   Penisimani Tuipulotu (TGA) 15.3   Charles Tetaria (PYF) 15.6   Marcel Blameble (NCL) 16.1
400 metres hurdles   Marcel Blameble (NCL) 54.7   William Wellbourne (PNG) 56.0   Honoré Iwa (NCL) 56.9
High Jump   Jean Salmon (PYF) 1.90   Alexandre Léontieff-Téahu (PYF) 1.90   Ludovico Manuafina (WLF) 1.86
Pole Vault   Bernard Balastre (PYF) 4.15   Stanley Drollet (PYF) 4.10   Yannick Bonnet de Larbogne (NCL) 4.10
Long Jump   Charles Tetaria (PYF) 7.31 (wind: -2.0 m/s)   Jacques Pothin (NCL) 7.14   Jone Lesumaiuma (FIJ) 7.08
Triple Jump   Christian Kaddour (NCL) 14.70 (wind: +1.4 m/s)   Georges Lepping (SOL) 14.21   Vincent Biri (SOL) 13.97
Shot Put   Arnjolt Beer (NCL) 15.82   Martial Bone (NCL) 14.72   Adonio Tokawa (NCL) 14.02
Discus Throw   Mesulame Rakuro (FIJ) 45.12   Arnjolt Beer (NCL) 44.68   Henri Wetta (NCL) 40.06
Hammer Throw   Henri Wetta (NCL) 38.58   James Deane (PYF) 37.86   Martial Bone (NCL) 35.70
Javelin Throw   Petelo Wakalina (NCL) 69.14   William Liga (FIJ) 66.30   Unango Watha (NCL) 59.34
4 x 100 metres relay   Papua and New Guinea
Placid Walekwate
Aphmeledy Kaumatua
Silas Tita
Bruce Richter
43.0/42.80   Fiji
Kalivate Cavuilati
Roy Thomas
Jone Lesu
Rupeni Ravonu
43.0/42.81   French Polynesia
Marcel Thunot
Charles Tetaria
Anatole Teai
Jean Bourne
43.7
4 x 400 metres relay   Fiji
Amani Racule
Osea Malamala
Lasarusa Waqa
Saimoni Tamani
3:24.08   New Caledonia
Honore Iwa
Alexandre Yekawéné
Marcel Blaméble
Didier Lacabanne
&
  Papua and New Guinea
Eliab Wuate
Peter Tavip
William Wellbourne
Damien Midi
3:27.27 Not awarded as New Caledonia & Papua New Guinea were tied for the silver medal

Women

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Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres (wind: -1.4 m/s)   Torika Varo (FIJ) 12.87   Ana Ramacake (FIJ) 13.12   Naomi Taraingal (PNG) 13.34
200 metres   Torika Varo (FIJ) 25.3/25.52   Ana Ramacake (FIJ) 26.5   Monique Lacombe (NCL) 26.8
400 metres   Iona Mitchell (FIJ) 62.8/62.88   Géraldine Bigourd (NCL) 63.0   Madeleine Frebault (PYF) 63.6
800 metres   Sulueti Macuku (FIJ) 2:25.2   Bernadette Namal (PNG) 2:25.5   Géraldine Bigourd (NCL) 2:26.7
80 metres hurdles (wind: -6.0 m/s)   Shirley Heffernan (FIJ) 12.86   Lois Lax (NRU) 12.88   Yvonne Ukeiwe (NCL) 12.92
High Jump   Annemarie Vakoume (NCL) 1.52   Eleanor Phillips (FIJ) 1.52   Lauria Meindu (NCL) 1.47
Long Jump   Ana Ramacake (FIJ) 5.51 w (wind: +2.8 m/s)   Yolande Temeharo (PYF) 5.10 (wind: +1.9 m/s)   Torika Varo (FIJ) 5.09
Shot Put   Akisi Naimotu (FIJ) 12.17   Marie-Claude Wetta (NCL) 11.81   Losaline Faka'ata (TGA) 11.46
Discus Throw   Lois Lax (NRU) 42.32   Merewai Turukawa (FIJ) 35.38   Claude Maitere (PYF) 34.32
Javelin Throw   Evelyne Poa-Matha (NCL) 40.40   Sophie Kamen-Milot (NCL) 40.10   Natalia Tufele (WLF) 38.68
4 x 100 metres relay   Fiji
Ulamila Toroki
Torika Varo
Iona Mitchell
Ana Ramacake
49.6   New Caledonia
Monique Lacombe
Arlette Kopoui
Eseta Deuwi Arii
Annemarie Benjamin
50.5   Papua and New Guinea
Meriba Wika
Naomi Taraingal
Delilah Exon
Navo Anisa
52.9

Medal table (unofficial)

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  *   Host nation (New Caledonia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Fiji (FIJ)118726
2  New Caledonia (NCL)*1081331
3  French Polynesia (PYF)45312
4  Australia (AUS)4206
5  Papua New Guinea (PNG)17311
6  Tonga (TON)1012
7  Solomon Islands (SOL)0112
8  Western Samoa (WSM)0101
9  Wallis and Futuna (WLF)0022
Totals (9 entries)31323093


Participation (unofficial)

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Athletes from 13 countries were reported to participate:[1]

References

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  1. ^ a b c Snow, Bob (October 20, 2012), SECOND SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES - NOUMEA 1966 - FULL RESULTS OF THE ATHLETICS COMPETITION (PDF), OAA, archived from the original (PDF) on October 30, 2013, retrieved March 28, 2013
  2. ^ SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES, Athletics Weekly, retrieved March 28, 2013
  3. ^ Snow, Bob (September 12, 2011), SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES RESULTS (PDF), OAA, archived from the original (PDF) on October 30, 2013, retrieved March 28, 2013
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