Northern Marianas have put a bid to host the 2021 Pacific Mini Games. Pacific Games Council chairman Vidhya Lakhan said the island nation's bid would be discussed when the window for bidding opens. He said they would look at other bidders if any do come. The Pacific Games Council General Assembly discussed this and other issues pertaining to the games yesterday.
Fijian hobie hopes
Fiji's Hobie Cat gold medal hopefuls, Shayne and Torika Brodie will be out sailing this afternoon after a two-day break. The couple lead the Mini Games points as well as the Oceania Championship. With the winds picking up this afternoon, the Brodies are hoping to be able to continue with their fine form. They are now just four races away from a gold medal.
Fiji pair out
Fiji men's beach volleyball pair of Qilu Elliot and Epeli Ratabacaca lost in the quarter-finals against Samoa in the Pacific Mini Games. The two were hot favourites for the gold but couldn't keep up with fired-up Samoan team. The loss means that they are no longer in contention for any medals, had they lost in the semi-finals, a bronze medal play-off would have been in order. The two will remain on the island of Futuna until Wednesday.
Rain takes over
The weather on Wallis has taken a turn. Unlike the hot and dry conditions experienced last week, rain and wind has picked up. From midday yesterday it was heavy rain. Organisers are keeping their fingers crossed that this does not mar the start of rugby at the Mini Games. Meanwhile the winds have gone from two knots to 20. This also meant a lot of capsized laser boats.
Duo wins bronze
SHIRAL Nair and Tonga Karutake Jr have collected a bronze medal in the -74kg and -80 category tae kwon do competition yesterday at the Kafika Hall. The two won their first round against Vanuatu. But lost in the semi-final 1-13 and 4-9 respectively to Tahiti. Sameer Ali who was competing in the 63kg competition won his first match but was knocked out by Papua New Guinea in the semi-finals meaning he does not get the bronze.