Over 2000 medals to be awarded at the Pacific Games
21 May, 2019, 6:30 am
APIA, 21 MAY 2019 (NEWSLINE SAMOA) – Team Samoa is determined to win most of the medals up for grabs in the upcoming Pacific Games in Apia in July.
This is the dream of the Minister for Sports and Chairman of the Pacific Games Committee Loau Keneti Sio.
Sio said Team Samoa is training hard to achieve this goal and it is why the team in in China for training.
A total of 2303 medals will be presented during the July Pacific Games.
According to Pacific Games Sports Manager Taupau Alex Mikaele, a total of 726 are gold medals, 726 silver and 756 bronze medal and the rest are spares in case of any medals become damaged or lost.
Mikaele said there are more bronze medals because there are some sports which after the semi-finals bronze medals are automatically awarded because there is no competition to determine who would take third and fourth place.
So far, a total of 2028 medals have been received and the rest of the medals are expected by the end of this month from an Australia Company which won the tender over a New Zealand Company as the supplier of the Games medals.