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Athletics at the 2019 Pacific Games

Athletics was one of the 26 sports contested at the 2019 Pacific Games hosted by Samoa. The track and field events were held at Apia Park on 15–20 July,[1] with the half marathon staged on a course at the Apia waterfront on 20 July.[2] Forty-nine athletics events were contested at the games, including six parasport events.[3]

Athletics at the XVI Pacific Games
Athletics pictogram.svg
Host cityApia, Samoa
Date(s)15–20 July
Main stadiumApia Park
LevelSenior
Participation21 nations
Events49 (including 6 para events)
2015
2023


Participating nationsEdit

A total of 21 countries, nineteen Pacific Games Association members plus Australia and New Zealand, competed in athletics at the 2019 games. It was the first Pacific Games where track and field athletes from Australia and New Zealand had participated.

Note: A number shown in brackets is the size of the athletics contingent (excluding para-athletes) for each country.[citation needed]

Medal tableEdit

Papua New Guinea topped the medal table for athletics, retaining the position they won four years earlier. Fiji came in second while New Caledonia finished third. Host nation Samoa was ranked eighth with nine medals including one gold.

  *   Host nation (Samoa)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Papua New Guinea14201751
2  Fiji107320
3  New Caledonia97319
4  Australia5005
5  Tonga3126
6  Cook Islands2103
  Wallis and Futuna2103
8  Samoa*1449
9  French Polynesia13610
  Vanuatu13610
11  Solomon Islands1157
12  Guam0112
13  American Samoa0101
Totals (13 nations)495047146

Medal summaryEdit

Men's resultsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze Ref
100 m
(wind: -0.8 m/s)
  Banuve Tabakaucoro (FIJ) 10.31 (GR)   Jeremy Dodson (SAM) 10.48   Kelvin Masoe (SAM) 10.56 (PB) [4]
200 m
(wind: -1.0 m/s)
  Banuve Tabakaucoro (FIJ) 20.87 (SB)   Jeremy Dodson (SAM) 20.91   Theo Piniau (PNG) 21.70 (SB) [5]
400 m   Steven Solomon (AUS) 45.62 (GR)   Daniel Baul (PNG) 47.31 (PB)   Benjamin Aliel (PNG) 47.63 (PB) [6]
800 m   Alex Beddoes (COK) 1:53.18   Ephraim Lerkin (PNG) 1:53.78   Petero Veitaqomaki (FIJ) 1:54.72 [7]
1500 m   Alex Beddoes (COK) 4:03.13   Messach Fred (PNG) 4:06.09   Petero Veitaqomaki (FIJ) 4:07.10 [8]
5000 m   Samuel Aragaw (PYF) 15:45.54   Avikash Lal (FIJ) 15:48.93   James Gundu (PNG) 14:57.00 [9]
10000 m   Simbai Kaspar (PNG) 33:34.90 (SB)   Siune Kagl (PNG) 33:36.86   James Gundu (PNG) 33:39.01 [10]
Half marathon   Avikash Lal (FIJ) 1:12:06 (SB)   Samuel Aragaw (PYF) 1:14:23 (SB)   Derek Mandell (GUM) 1:15:05 [11]
110 m hurdles
(wind: +2.0 m/s)
  Mosese Foliaki (TGA) 14.52 (PB)   Talatala Po'oi (TGA) 14.55   Kolone Alefosio (SAM) 14.88 [12]
400 m hurdles   Ian Dewhurst (AUS) 50.86 (GR)   Daniel Baul (PNG) 51.80 (PB)   Ephraim Lerkin (PNG) 52.82 [13]
3000 m steeple chase   Simbai Kaspar (PNG) 9:37.14   Sapolai Yao (PNG) 10:14.17   Andipas Georasi (PNG) 10:16.44 [14]
4 × 100 m Relay   Fiji
Albert Miller Jr
Tony Lemeki
Jim Colasau
Banuve Tabakaucoro
40.18 (SB)   Samoa
Shupeng Ah Vui
Kelvin Masoe
Kolone Alefosio
Jeremy Dodson
40.26 (NR)   Papua New Guinea
Linus Kuravi
Thoa Ora
Manoka John
Michael Penny
41.34 [15]
4 × 400 m Relay   Papua New Guinea
Benjamin Aliel
Emmanuel Wanga
Shadrick Tansi
Daniel Baul
3:13.06 (SB)   Fiji
Meli Romuakalou
Petero Veitaqomaki
Samuela Railoa
Kameli Ravuci
3:15.98   Vanuatu
Tikie Mael
Andrew Mahittatan
Obediah Timbaci
Nathan Kalman
3:17.90 [16]
High jump   Mosese Foliaki (TGA) 2.06m (NR)   Malakai Kaiwalu (FIJ)
  Peniel Richard (PNG)
1.99m
1.99m (SB)
not awarded [17]
Pole vault   Éric Reuillard (NCL) 4.60m   Timona Poareu (PYF) 4.60m   Kaisa Pakileata (TGA) 3.50m [18]
Long jump   Kelvin Masoe (SAM) 7.65m
(-2.2 m/s) (NR)
  Marvin Delaunay-Belleville (NCL) 7.27m
(-2.0 m/s) (PB)
  Peniel Richard (PNG) 7.01m
(-2.6 m/s)
[19]
Triple jump   Eugene Vollmer (FIJ) 15.53 m (NWI)   Peniel Richard (PNG) 15.51m (-0.3 m/s) (PB)   Ulric Buama (NCL) 14.45m (NWI) [20]
Shot put   Mustafa Fall (FIJ) 17.75m (NR)   Tumatai Dauphin (PYF) 17.40m (SB)   Nathaniel Sulupo (SAM) 16.07m (SB) [21]
Discus throw   Stephen Mailagi (WLF) 50.03m (PB)   Selevasio-Ryan Valao (WLF) 49.54m   Nathaniel Sulupo (SAM) 48.03m [22]
Hammer throw   Erwan Cassier (NCL) a 57.19m (SB)   Petelo Toto (NCL) 54.85m   Debono Paraka (PNG) 36.57m [23]
Javelin throw   Felise Vaha'i-Sosaia (WLF) 62.41m (PB)   Laurence Faapoi Tasi (SAM) 53.53m   Lakona Gerega (PNG) 52.72m [24]
Decathlon   Florian Geffrouais (NCL) 7,419 pts (GR)   Karo Iga (PNG) 6,643 pts   Timona Poareu (PYF) 6,521 [25]
Para events
Event Gold Silver Bronze Ref
100 m ambulant   Sylvain Bova (NCL) (T11) 11.86   Steven Abraham (PNG) (T46) 11.78   Falicien Siapo (NCL) (T44) 12.87 [26]
Shot put seated   Thierry Cibone (NCL) (F37) 9.45m   Marcelin Walico (NCL) (F57) 11.12m   Timothy Shadrack (SOL) (F54) 6.74m [27]
Javelin ambulant   Thierry Washetine (NCL) (T/F20) 44.46m   Ken Kahu (VAN) (T/F44) 46.61m   Iosefo Rakesa (FIJ) (F44) 31.90m [28]

Women's resultsEdit

The pole vault event for women was not contested.

Event Gold Silver Bronze Ref
100 m
(wind: -0.4 m/s)
  Toea Wisil (PNG) 11.56 b   Heleina Young (FIJ) 11.82   Leonie Beu (PNG) 11.94 [29]
200 m
(wind: 2.4 m/s)
  Toea Wisil (PNG) 23.45   Heleina Young (FIJ) 24.01   Leonie Beu (PNG) 24.40 [30]
400 m   Toea Wisil (PNG) 53.90   Leonie Beu (PNG) 55.71   Takina Bernardino (PYF) 56.35 [31]
800 m   Keely Small (AUS) 2:10.53 (GR)   Donna Koniel (PNG) 2:14.17   Jenny Albert (PNG) 2:16.30 [32]
1500 m   Poro Gahekave (PNG) 4:42.04 (PB)   Genina Criss (GUM) 4:51.36   Lyanne Tibu (PNG) 4:52.04 [33]
5000 m   Poro Gahekave (PNG) 18:27.46 (PB)   Mary Tenge (PNG) 19:14.50   Dianah Matekali (SOL) 19:31.38 [34]
10000 m   Sharon Firisua (SOL) 41:19.92   Margaret Kuras (VAN) 42:14.65   Dianah Matekali (SOL) 42:27.90 [35]
Half marathon   Margaret Kuras (VAN) 1:29:55   Dianah Matekali (SOL) 1:30:10   Sharon Firisua (SOL) 1:32:36 [36]
100 m hurdles
(wind: +0.1 m/s)
  Brianna Beahan (AUS) 13.17 (GR)   Adrine Monagi (PNG) 13.99   Esther Wejieme (NCL) 14.25 [37]
400 m hurdles   Donna Koniel (PNG) 1:00.14   Ana Baleveicau (FIJ) 1:01.01   Annie Topal (PNG) 1:02.39 [38]
3000 m steeple chase   Poro Gahekave (PNG) 11:38.42   Mary Tenge (PNG) 11:59.25 Alison Bowman c  (GUM) 12:15.65 [39]
4 × 100 m Relay   Fiji
Younis Bese
Elenani Tinai
Makereta Naulu
Heleina Young
45.76   Papua New Guinea
Adrine Monagi
Leonie Beu
Nancy Malamut
Toea Wisil
45.97 (NR)   Vanuatu
Roslyn Nalin
Lyza Malres
Lesbeth Kalopong
Nerry Bongnaim
50.34 [40]
4 × 400 m Relay   Papua New Guinea
Leonie Beu
Isilia Apkup
Donna Koniel
Toea Wisil
3:44.86   Fiji
Heleina Young
Ana Baleveicau
Serenia Ragatu
Elenani Tinai
3:46.72   Vanuatu
Valentine Hello
Lesbeth Kalopong
Lyza Malres
Roslyn Nalin
3:59.54 [41]
High jump   Shawntell Lockington (FIJ) 1.68m   Rellie Kaputin (PNG) 1.65m   Candice Richer (PYF) 1.59m [42]
Long jump   Rellie Kaputin (PNG) 6.15m (+0.0 m/s)   Annie Topal (PNG) 5.68m (+1.3 m/s)   Lyza Malres (VAN) 5.55m (+0.7 m/s) [43]
Triple jump   Annie Topal (PNG) 12.91m (-3.7 m/s)   Rellie Kaputin (PNG) 12.44m (-2.5 m/s)   Candice Richer (PYF) 11.45m (-1.8 m/s) [44]
Shot put   ʻAta Maama Tuutafaiva (TGA) 16.61m (PB)   Nuuausala Tuilefano (ASA) 13.12m   Vaihina Doucet (TAH) 12.63m [45]
Discus throw   Lesly Filituulaga (NCL) 45.41m   Tereapii Tapoki (COK) 44.63m   ʻAta Maama Tuutafaiva (TGA) 40.39m [46]
Hammer throw   Alexandra Hulley (AUS) 64.37m (GR)   Ellise Takosi (NCL) 51.73m   Jacklyn Travertz (PNG) 47.99m [47]
Javelin throw   Sharon Toako (PNG) 47.13m   Linda Selui (NCL) 45.49m   Gwoelani Patu (TAH) 42.17m [48]
Heptathlon   Elenani Tinai (FIJ) 4,550 pts   Raylynne Kanam (PNG) 4,101 pts   Edna Boafob (PNG) 3,848 pts [49]
Para events
Event Gold Silver Bronze Ref
100 m ambulant   Joanne Lhuillery (NCL) (T/F46) 13.88   Rose Vandegou (NCL) (T/F41) 21.69   Marcelline Moli (VAN) (T/F46) 15.26 [50]
Shot put ambulant   Naibili Vatunisolo (FIJ) (F42) 7.83m   Rose Vandegou (NCL) (T/F41) 7.05m   Elie Enock (VAN) (T/F42) 6.71m [51]
Javelin ambulant   Rose Vandegou (NCL) (T/F41) 22.14m   Elie Enock (VAN) (T/F42) 13.56m   Jeminah Otoa (SOL) (T/F46) 18.25m [52]

NotesEdit

^ a Erwan Cassier dedicated his win to his late father, Frédéric Cassier, who won the title in Apia, in 1983.

^ b Toea Wisil broke the women's 100 metre games record in her first round heat clocking 11.50 seconds. The previous record was 11.55 seconds.

^ c The women's 3000m steeplechase only had 3 entries. Therefore according to the Samoa 2019 Athletics technical manual section 9.3, only gold and silver will be awarded in events with such cases.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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