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Six PNG Athletes to compete in Australian Track and Field Championships

SportsTok MAgazine Online

Adrine Monagi, Daniel Baul, Karo Iga, Rellie Kaputin, Sharon Toako and Debono Paraka are now looking forward to compete at the Australian Championships in Brisbane from March 30 to April 2nd following their successful outing at the Queensland Track and Field Championships two weeks ago where they collected five medals.

Monagi was in great form at the Queensland Championships, clocking personal bests in three events; 100m 11.98secs; 100m hurdles 13.89; and 200m 24.81. 

In Pole Vault, Karo Iga was in a confident mood, clearing 4.0metres before proceedings were halted by a thunderstorm which said to be resumed the next day at the Shield Meet where Daniel Baul would also compete (in the 200m) as well as Debono Paraka in the Discus.

In the National Championships, Adrine Monagi will take part in the 100m and 100m hurdles, Daniel Baul the 400m and 400m hurdles, Karo Iga the Decathlon, Rellie Kaputin Long jump and Sharon Toako in Javelin.

Meanwhile, Debono Paraka pulled up last weekend with a sore hamstring and is hoping that he will recover in time for Nationals.

The athletes have been training at the Gold Coast in preparation for these events, with support from PNG Olympic Committee, City of Gold Coast and Oceania Athletic Association.

In a press release statement, PNG- Athletics Papua New Guinea would like to thank the Gold Coast City Council and Oceania Athletic Association for their support towards their programmes at the Gold Coast this year.

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