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‘For My Wife And Son’

Team Fiji para table tennis men’s wheelchair category gold medallist Iokoba Taberanibou dedicated his gold medal win to his four month old son Tomtan and wife Bwebwea. “This win is for my sonny boy Tomtan and my wife Bwebwea, who are back at home in Fiji, I miss them...

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Golden trip

FIJI’s top women para table tennis player Mere Roden defied all odds to win a gold medal at the 2017 Pacific Mini Games despite being sick before the final against Akanisi Latu last night. Fiji table tennis players returned to Fiji last night with four gold...

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Vanuatu, Fiji draw

FIJI stands slim chances to win a gold medal in the football competition of the 2017 Pacific Mini Games after the side was held to a 1-all draw by Vanuatu in the 2017 Pacific Mini Games at Port Vila Stadium in Vanuatu yesterday. Coach Chrishtophe Gamel said they...

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Fiji set for big game

It is a new era for the Fiji women’s football team at the 2017 Pacific Mini Games after holding Vanuatu to a nil-all draw on Thursday night. The side showed class and determination playing against a Vanuatu team backed up by their loyal fans. It was the best...

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Winning start for Fiji in rugby 7s

FIJI started its 2017 Pacific Mini Games campaign on a high note after they recorded two good victories in their first two matches at the Korman Stadium in Port Vila, Vanuatu yesterday. The Alosio Naduva captained-side recorded wins over the Alifereti...

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Rugby World Cup spot up for grabs at Van2017

Rugby Sevens kicked off on Friday at the Van2017 Pacific Mini Games and put the new Korman Stadium to the test with ten teams contesting in two pools. The stand was packed and the crowd was loud as is the tradition in Sevens and the action on the field did not...

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TENNIS GLORY FOR TONGA, SAMOA AND NEW CALEDONIA

Tonga, New Caledonia and Samoa took the spoils in the first tennis medal matches of the Vanuatu 2017 Pacific Mini Games on Friday, when rain finally cleared to allow play after two days of frustrating delays. Tongan brothers Matavao and Semisi Fanguna sprung the...

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Vanuatu in for a Medal Grab on Saturday

In the table tennis competition Vanuatu is still in the run for a medal on Saturday after securing multiple semi-final spots in the doubles category with three teams in mixed and two in women’s. This means it will be an all Vanuatu affair in the semi for the first mix...

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Tongan golden dream alive

Tonga is refusing to give up hope of winning the gold medal in women’s football at the Pacific Mini Games. The team rebounded from a first up defeat to Fiji to outclassing Solomon Islands 3-1 at Korman Stadium on Thursday. Mele Akolo opened the scoring in the...

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Lift to the top

WEIGHT-LIFTER Eileen Cikamatana continued with her outstanding performance when she won three gold medals in the women’s 90 kilogram category at the Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila, Vanuatu yesterday. In the course of her victory the Taviya, Ovalau lass has set...

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Wrestle for glory

JUDOKA Shanice Takayawa wrestled with a swollen leg to win a gold medal in the senior women under-70 kilogram category in the 2017 Pacific Mini Games at the Korman Stadium indoor two in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Takayawa, who is the daughter of Nacanieli Takayawa took...

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Sally tops group in table tennis

OLYMPIAN Sally Yee showed impressive performance in her individual event during the table tennis competition in the 2017 Pacific Mini Games at the Korman Stadium indoor hall one in Port Vila, Vanuatu. She defeated New Caledonia 3-1 and leads group B with six points...

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Nauru’s Judoka brothers secure family silverware

Judoka brothersOvini and InikiUera from Nauruhad been hoping to head home from the Vanuatu 2017 Pacific Mini Games with two gongs from the same event, after reaching Thursday’s gold and bronze medal matches in the men’s U90kg category. Instead they had to settle for a...

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Vanuatu and Fiji drew in thriller

Under the flood lights of the new Korman Stadium, host country Vanuatu took on Melanesian neighbour Fiji. Both teams were facing each other on the back of previous wins – Vanuatu having beaten Solomon Islands while Fiji defeated Tonga by the same score line. With...

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Vanuatu Fijians Form Cheering Squad

Seventy-year old Vanuatu based- Fijian teacher Maraia Daurewa said our athletes will not be lacking support during the Pacific Mini Games. Speaking after yesterday’s church service in Port Vila, Daurewa said the Fijian community are going to come out in numbers to...

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