Athletics at the 1969 South Pacific Games

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Athletics at the III South Pacific Games
Host city Port Moresby, Papua and New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Date(s) August 14–20
Level Senior
Participation 12 nations
Events 34 (22 men, 12 women)


Athletics competitions at the 1969 South Pacific Games were held in Port Moresby, Papua and New Guinea, between August 14–20, 1969.[1] Following the event, a "Congress of the delegates of Member Countries of the Australasian Area" was held on August 21, 1969, resulting in the foundation of the Oceania Athletics Association.[2] A total of 34 events were contested, 22 by men and 12 by women.

Medal summary[edit]

Medal winners and their results were published on the Athletics Weekly webpage courtesy of Tony Isaacs and Børre Lilloe,[3] and on the Oceania Athletics Association webpage by Bob Snow.[4]

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

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres (wind: -0.8 m/s)  Jean Bourne (PYF) 10.9 New Hebrides Charles Godden (NHB) 11.0  Semi Pulu (TGA) 11.0
200 metres  Jean Bourne (PYF) 21.8 New Hebrides Charles Godden (NHB) 22.1  Semi Pulu (TGA) 22.1
400 metres  Saimoni Tamani (FIJ) 48.8  Penisimani Tuipulotu (TGA) 49.3  Joseph Wéjièmé (NCL) 50.1
800 metres  Saimoni Tamani (FIJ) 1:57.3  Osea Malamala (FIJ) 1:58.7  Peceli Tuinakauvadra (FIJ) 1:58.9
1500 metres Papua New Guinea Raka Vele (PNG) 4:08.6  Michel Guepy (NCL) 4:11.9  Peceli Tuinakauvadra (FIJ) 4:12.3
5000 metres Papua New Guinea Phillip Kayo (PNG) 16:02.8  Robert Morgan-Morris (NRU) 16:03.0  Usaia Sotutu (FIJ) 16:05.0
10000 metres  Usaia Sotutu (FIJ) 33:13.2 Papua New Guinea Phillip Kayo (PNG) 33:17.0  Robert Morgan-Morris (NRU) 33:17.2
Marathon  Julien Gohe (NCL) 2:49:19 Papua New Guinea Gari Vagi (PNG) 2:59:13  Robert Morgan-Morris (NRU) 3:03:10
3000 metres steeplechase  Usaia Sotutu (FIJ) 9:48.8  Nowame Vuto (FIJ) 10:02.0  Tony Bowditch (NRU) 10:09.6
110 metres hurdles  Penisimani Tuipulotu (TGA) 15.0  Charles Tétaria (PYF) 15.7  Jean Salmon (PYF) 15.7
400 metres hurdles  Penisimani Tuipulotu (TGA) 53.6 Papua New Guinea Moses Purpuruk (PNG) 55.7  Marcel Blameble (NCL) 56.4
High Jump  Jean Salmon (PYF) 1.88  Ludovico Manuafina (WLF) 1.88  Pierre Léontieff-Téahu (PYF) 1.83
Pole Vault  Yannick Bonnet de Larbogne (NCL) 4.22  Stanley Drollet (PYF) 4.02 Papua New Guinea Joseph Buboi (PNG) 3.66
Long Jump  Christian Kaddour (NCL) 7.03 Solomon Islands Georges Lepping (SOL) 6.97  Jacques Pothin (NCL) 6.84
Triple Jump  Christian Kaddour (NCL) 14.58 Solomon Islands George Fafale (SOL) 14.48 Papua New Guinea Piewavagi Waea (PNG) 14.37
Shot Put  Arnjolt Beer (NCL) 17.89  Martial Bone (NCL) 14.17  Lolésio Tuita (WLF) 13.85
Discus Throw  Arnjolt Beer (NCL) 50.22  Martial Bone (NCL) 43.88  William Liga (FIJ) 39.24
Hammer Throw  Henri Wetta (NCL) 43.14  Martial Bone (NCL) 43.08  Arnjolt Beer (NCL) 41.84
Javelin Throw  Lolésio Tuita (WLF) 72.76  Petelo Wakalina (NCL) 67.90  William Liga (FIJ) 62.28
Decathlon Papua New Guinea Raki Leka (PNG) 6185  Alipeti Latu (TGA) 6010  Charles Tétaria (PYF) 5896
4 x 100 metres relay  New Hebrides
Jean Bai
Yves Rolland
Seru Korikalo
Charles Godden
42.5  Fiji
Alec Eastgate
Roy Thomas
Samuela Yavala
Eliki Nukutabu
42.8  French Polynesia
Jean Salmon
Emile Roche
Alexandre Aunoa
Jean Bourne
42.9
4 x 400 metres relay  Fiji
Saimoni Tamani
Lasarusa Waqa
Samuela Yavala
Osea Malamala
3:19.6 Territory of New Guinea Papua and New Guinea
Brother Gough
D. Uvah
Geno Pou
Loko Kilore
3:22.2  New Caledonia
Joseph Wéjièmé
Didier Lacabanne
Marcel Blameble
Honoré Iwa
3:22.9

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Keta Iongi (TGA) 12.8 Papua New Guinea Naomi Taraingal (PNG) 12.9  Torika Varo (FIJ) 13.0
200 metres  Keta Iongi (TGA) 25.7 New Hebrides Saria Kaluat (NHB) 25.9 Papua New Guinea Naomi Taraingal (PNG) 26.3
400 metres Papua New Guinea Kito Kaida (PNG) 59.1  Torika Varo (FIJ) 59.4 Papua New Guinea Salitia Pipit (PNG) 59.5
800 metres Papua New Guinea Salitia Pipit (PNG) 2:22.3 Papua New Guinea Kito Kaida (PNG) 2:22.3  Alisi Qalo (FIJ) 2:25.4
80 metres hurdles  Keta Iongi (TGA) 12.1 Papua New Guinea Naomi Taraingal (PNG) 12.4  Dominique Chaze (PYF) 12.4
High Jump  Henriette Wahuzue (NCL) 1.54  Ines Elocie (NCL) 1.50  Lauria Meindu (NCL) 1.50
Long Jump  Miriama Tuisorisori (FIJ) 5.24 Papua New Guinea Delilah Exon (PNG) 5.23  Jane Phineas (ASA) 5.16
Shot Put  Marie-Claude Wetta (NCL) 12.19  Atanasia Fenuafanote (WLF) 11.77  Eleanor Phillips (FIJ) 11.45
Discus Throw  Lois Lax (NRU) 41.42  Mereoni Vibose (FIJ) 38.82  Marie-Claude Wetta (NCL) 36.98
Javelin Throw  Élise Poaniewa (NCL) 42.58  Mereoni Vibose (FIJ) 41.70  Soana Simutoga (NCL) 41.56
Pentathlon  Keta Iongi (TGA) 3801  Eleanor Phillips (FIJ) 3742  Yvonne Harry (PYF) 3460
4 x 100 metres relay[nb 1] Papua New Guinea Papua and New Guinea
Kito Kaida
Delilah Exon
Asenata Kalamana
Neomi Taraingal
52.0  New Hebrides
Leisdale Mangawai
Lois Hafu
Merilyn-Rose Leo
Saria Kaluat
54.7  Guam
M. Manibusan
I. Cruz
J. Cruz
L. Taitano
56.8

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  New Caledonia 10 6 8 24
2 Papua New Guinea Papua and New Guinea 6 8 4 18
3  Fiji 6 7 8 21
4  Tonga 6 2 2 10
5  French Polynesia 3 2 6 11
6  New Hebrides 1 4 0 5
7  Wallis and Futuna 1 2 1 4
8  Nauru 1 1 3 5
9 Solomon Islands British Solomon Islands 0 2 0 2
10  American Samoa 0 0 1 1
 Guam 0 0 1 1

Participation (unofficial)[edit]

Athletes from 12 countries were reported to participate:[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fiji and New Caledonia crossed the line first and second respectively in the women's 4 × 100 metres relay but were disqualified for passing the baton outside the change-over box.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 1969 (PDF), OAA, archived from the original (PDF) on October 30, 2013, retrieved March 30, 2013 
  2. ^ General History of Oceania Athletics Association, Oceania Athletics Association, retrieved March 3, 2013 
  3. ^ SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES, Athletics Weekly, retrieved March 30, 2013 
  4. ^ Snow, Bob (September 12, 2011), SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES RESULTS (PDF), OAA, archived from the original (PDF) on October 30, 2013, retrieved March 30, 2013 
  5. ^ "Fiji alleges poor Games treatment". The Canberra Times. 21 August 1969. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 

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