2019 Pacific Games: Fiji slips to fifth on medal tally

DESPITE achieving two gold medals on day five of the 2019 Pacific Games, Fiji has slipped into fifth position behind Australia, Tahiti, host Samoa and New Caledonia.

Team archery raked in a total of four medals – two gold and two silver medals on their final day of competition.

Frederick Leota won a gold medal for Fiji in the individual men’s compound while Lisa won the silver medal in the women’s individual compound event.

They also scooped a gold medal in the mixed doubles compound archery event.

Robert Elder who won Fiji’s first gold in the individual men’s qualifying round on Tuesday had to settle for a silver medal yesterday in the individual men’s match play.

The other sport that has continued to achieve medals on a daily basis at the competition is swimming.

Matelita Buadromo won a bronze medal in the 100m women’s freestyle and a silver medal in the 200 IM.

Taichi Vakasama settled for a bronze medal in men’s 200 IM and the mixed relay team won silver in the 4x50m freestyle.

And Elenoa Vateitei of the Va’a team won a bronze medal in the V1 marathon.


MEDAL TALLY as at 6:00am July 13

COUNTRY                                             G             S              B             TOTAL

New Caledonia                                     28           20           17           65

Samoa                                                   18           9              16           43

Tahiti                                                      14          12             8             34

Australia                                                 13           7              9              29

Fiji                                                             12           13           18           43


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