Papua New Guinea at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

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Papua New Guinea at the
2018 Commonwealth Games
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CGAPapua New Guinea Sports Federation and Olympic Committee
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in Gold Coast, Australia
Competitors56 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Vero Nime
Medals
Ranked 22nd
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
0
Total
3
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
British Commonwealth Games
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Papua New Guinea competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia from April 4 to April 15, 2018.[1]

Para table tennis athlete Vero Nime was the country's flag bearer during the opening ceremony.[2]

Competitors[edit]

The following is the list of number of competitors participating at the Games per sport/discipline.

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 8 3 11
Boxing 3 1 4
Lawn bowls 5 5 10
Rugby sevens 13 0 13
Shooting 2 1 3
Squash 1 1 2
Swimming 4 0 4
Table tennis 1 1 2
Triathlon 0 1 1
Weightlifting 3 3 6
Total 40 16 56

Medalists[edit]

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

Athletics Papua New Guinea announced a team of 11 athletes.[3]

Men
Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Wesley Logorava 100 metres 10.88 7 Did not advance
200 metres 22.00 4 Did not advance
Nazmie-Lee Marai 100 metres 10.96 8 Did not advance
200 metres 22.14 6 Did not advance
Theo Piniau 200 metres 21.76 5 Did not advance
Ephraim Lerkin 400 metres hurdles 52.17 7 N/A Did not advance
Mowen Boino 400 metres hurdles 51.61 8 N/A Did not advance
Samuel Nason 100 metres (T47) N/A 12.75 6
4 × 400 m relay DNS N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Rank Distance Rank
Peniel Richard Long jump 6.98 23 Did not advance
Triple jump 15.23 17 Did not advance
De'bono Paraka Shot put 49.02 11 q 52.60 10
Discus throw 49.02 q 52.60 NR 10
Women
Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Afure Adah 100 metres 11.99 5 Did not advance
200 metres 24.54 5 Did not advance
Adrine Monagi 100 metres hurdles 13.92 7 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Rank Distance Rank
Rellie Kaputin Long jump 6.18 13 Did not advance
Triple jump N/A NM

Boxing[edit]

The Papua New Guinea Amateur Boxing Union (PNGABU) announced a team of four elite boxers to the 2018 games.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Charles Keama Men's −52 kg N/A BYE  Gaurav Solanki (IND)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Thadius Katua Men's −60 kg  Adeola Soyoye (NGR)
W 3-1
 Henry Kia (SOL)
W RSC
 Michael McDonagh (WAL)
L 0-5
Did not advance
John Ume Men's −64 kg BYE  Liam Wilson (AUS)
L 0-5
Did not advance
Laizani Soma Women's −60 kg N/A  Paige Murney (ENG)
L 0-5
Did not advance

Lawn bowls[edit]

Papua New Guinea will compete in Lawn bowls.[4]

Men
Athlete Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Matu Bazo Singles  Kelly (NIR)
L 4 - 21
 McGreal (IOM)
W 21 - 18
 Bester (CAN)
L 13 - 21
 Gaborutwe (BOT)
W 21 - 18
 de Sousa (JER)
W 21 - 16
3 Did not advance
Matu Bazo
Gabriel Tika
Pairs  Fiji
L 16 - 20
 New Zealand
L 11 - 24
 England
L 14 - 28
 Cook Islands
L 14 - 18
 Botswana
W 21 - 11
5 Did not advance
Fred Koesan
Polin Pomaleu
Manu Walo
Triples  England
L 6 - 24
 India
L 11 - 16
 South Africa
L 15 - 16
 Wales
L 10 - 27
N/A 5 Did not advance
Fred Koesan
Polin Pomaleu
Gabriel Tika
Manu Walo
Fours  Wales
L 10 - 13
 Cook Islands
D 14 - 14
 New Zealand
L 12 - 20
 Canada
L 17 - 19
N/A 4 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Catherine Wimp Singles  Mbugua (KEN)
L 15 - 21
 McKerihen (CAN)
L 14 - 21
 Anderson (NFI)
L 11 - 21
 Mataio (COK)
W 21 - 7
 Senna (BOT)
W 21 - 9
3 Did not advance
Rebecca Walo
Catherine Wimp
Pairs  England
L 14 - 16
 Zambia
L 13 - 18
 Niue
W 21 - 8
 Australia
L 7 - 29
 Malta
L 19 - 20
5 Did not advance
Loa Babona
Ju Carlo
Piwen Karkar
Triples  Australia
L 12 - 32
 India
L 6 - 32
 Canada
W 14 - 11
 Fiji
W 17 - 16
N/A 3 Did not advance
Loa Babona
Ju Carlo
Piwen Karkar
Rebecca Walo
Fours  Australia
L 1 - 41
 Cook Islands
W 15 - 11
 Namibia
D 12 - 12
 Malaysia
L 6 - 17
N/A 3 Did not advance

Rugby sevens[edit]

The Papua New Guinea men's team qualified after being ranked the highest not already qualified Commonwealth nation at the 2017 Oceania Sevens Championship.[5]

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster
Pool A
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  South Africa 3 3 0 0 121 5 +116 9 Semi-finals
2  Scotland 3 2 0 1 73 26 +47 7 Classification semi-finals
3  Papua New Guinea 3 1 0 2 31 84 −53 5
4  Malaysia 3 0 0 3 5 115 −110 3
Source: GC2018
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.
14 April 2018
11:43
Scotland  27–0  Papua New Guinea
Try: Farndale (2) 1' c, 8' m
Graham 3' m
Horne 5' m
Fleming 14'
Con: Horne (1/1) 1'
Jackson (0/3)
(Gold Coast 2018)
14 April 2018
18:37
South Africa  52–0  Papua New Guinea
Try: Kok 1' c
Specman (2) 1' m, 9' c
Nel (2) 3' c, 5' c
Sage 7' c
Du Preez 11' m
Davids 13' c
Con: Du Preez (5/7) 1', 4', 5', 7', 9'
Afrika (1/1) 13'
(Gold Coast 2018)
14 April 2018
21:55
Papua New Guinea  31–5  Malaysia
Try: Kapana (2) 4' m, 6' c
Guise 7' c
Vali 8' c
Tirang 12' m
Con: Guise (1/3) 6'
Tokavai (2/2) 7', 8'
(Gold Coast 2018) Try: Tarmizi 10' m
Con: Affandi (0/1)

Shooting[edit]

Papua New Guinea participated with 3 athletes (2 men and 1 woman).

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Angus Donald Men's Trap 94 33 Did not advance
Daniel Wanma 111 16 Did not advance
Tania Mairi Women's 10 metre air pistol 324 24 Did not advance

Squash[edit]

Papua New Guinea participated with 2 athletes (1 man and 1 woman).

Individual
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Madako Junior Suari Men's singles  Kawooya (UGA)
L 0 - 3
Did not advance
Lynette Vai Women's singles Bye  Chinappa (IND)
L 0 - 3
Did not advance
Doubles
Athlete Event Group stage Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Lynette Vai
Madako Junior Suari
Mixed doubles  King /
Coll (NZL)
L 0 - 2
 Kellas /
Hindle (MLT)
L 0 - 2
3 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Papua New Guinea participated with 4 athletes (4 men).

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ashley Seeto 50 m freestyle 25.42 49 Did not advance
Samuel Seghers 24.25 35 Did not advance
Josh Tarere 24.68 40 Did not advance
Leonard Kalate 100 m freestyle 54.91 45 Did not advance
Samuel Seghers 51.94 32 Did not advance
Josh Tarere 56.12 49 Did not advance
Samuel Seghers 200 m freestyle 1:56.68 23 N/A Did not advance
Leonard Kalate 50 m breaststroke 30.97 26 Did not advance
Ashley Seeto 30.51 24 Did not advance
Leonard Kalate 100 m breaststroke 1:08.11 22 Did not advance
Ashley Seeto 1:08.36 23 Did not advance
Leonard Kalate 200 m breaststroke 2:30.23 14 N/A Did not advance
Ashley Seeto 50 m butterfly 28.33 52 Did not advance
Samuel Seghers 25.81 31 Did not advance
Josh Tarere 27.43 45 Did not advance
Josh Tarere
Samuel Seghers
Leonard Kalate
Ashley Seeto
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 3:43.29 10 N/A Did not advance
Josh Tarere
Ashley Seeto
Samuel Seghers
Leonard Kalate
4 × 100 m medley relay 4:09.26 10 N/A Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Papua New Guinea participated with 2 athletes (1 man and 1 woman).

Singles
Athletes Event Group Stage Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Geoffrey Loi Men's singles  Nuopula (SOL)
W 4 - 0
 Pagarani (BIZ)
W 4 - 0
1 Q Bye  Desai (IND)
L 0 - 4
Did not advance
Para-sport
Athletes Event Group Stage Semifinal Final Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Vero Nime Women's TT6–10  Pickard (ENG)
L 0 - 3
 Sarkar (IND)
L 0 - 3
 Tapper (AUS)
L 0 - 3
4 Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Papua New Guinea participated with 1 athlete (1 woman).

Individual
Athlete Event Swim (750 m) Trans 1 Bike (20 km) Trans 2 Run (5 km) Total Rank
Rachel James Women's 11:38 0:46 34:48 0:38 22:30 1:10:20 20

Weightlifting[edit]

Papua New Guinea qualified six weightlifters.[6]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Morea Baru Men's 62 kg 127 159 286 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Toua Udia Men's 77 kg 125 165 290 8
Steven Kari Men's 94 kg 154 216 370 1st, gold medalist(s)
Thelma Toua Women's 48 kg 65 90 155 4
Dika Toua Women's 53 kg 80 102 182 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Lorraine Harry Women's 90 kg 89 115 204 7

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "71 Nations and Territories. 6 Continents. 2 Billion citizens. 1 commonwealth family". www.gc2018.com/. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  2. ^ Keslep, Simon (28 March 2018). "Nime Is Flag Bearer For PNG". Papua New Guinea Post-Courier. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Papua New Guinea Commonwealth Games athletics team takes shape". www.the national.com. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Lawn Bowls Draw" (PDF). gc2018.com. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Papua New Guinea sevens side's qualify". www.oceaniarugby.com/. Oceania Rugby. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  6. ^ "PNG lifter's qualify". www.thenational.com.pg/. The National. Retrieved 20 September 2017.