2019 Pacific Games: Judoka Takayawa wins Fiji’s 19th gold medal
16 July, 2019, 3:15 pm
ONE gold medal has been won in judo and three more gold medals at stake in the gold medal play-offs today at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa.
Shanice Takawaya won Fiji’s 19th gold medal and the first in the sport.
Takayawa – the daughter of former Commonwealth and Pacific Games champion Nacanieli Takayawa – won gold in the U70kg category against Tahiti.
Other judokas who are in the gold medal play-offs today include Shanice’s younger sister Nathalyn, Keresi Nadeem Farouk and Elizabeth Sera Valentine.