Track and field athletes

Track and field athletes shine on final day of competition

On Thursday afternoon, the Men’s 1500m saw Fiji finish first with Petero Veitaqomaki getting the gold, in front of Papua New Guinea’s Martin Orovo and Vanuatu’s Samson Laus.

Veitaqomaki was excited with his first gold medal win.

“I am excited for my performance. It is my first time to win gold in this kind of event in the Pacific.”

In the Women’s 1500m race, Papua New Guinea won both gold and silver through the efforts of Poro Gahekave and Jenny Albert respectively, with Guam taking bronze and in doing so collecting its first medal of the Games.