Port Moresby 2015 XV Pacific Games: Australia finishes on top with 9 titles
2015 XV Pacific Games 2015
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
16-17 July 2015
Day 3 – Report
Tahiti clinched both Team categories decided on Saturday to level its result of titles to 6 and finished second in the medal count of the event. Australia stayed on top with 6 golds, while Papua New Guinea finished in third place with 2 titles.
Day 3 – Final Podiums
Day 2 – Report
Australia also dominated the Males categories at the Pacific Games 2015 with a total of 4 titles, followed by Tahiti with 2 and Papua New Guinea with 1. With these results, Australia rockets to 9 gold medals and leads the medal count of the event, followed by Tahiti with 4 and Papua New Guinea with 2.
The Aussie heroes on Friday were Safwan Khalil (M-58), who beat Teng from Tahiti in the final, Thomas Auger, who got rid of Pennie from Papua New Guinea to take the M-63 title, Thomas Afonczenko, who defeated Johnathan from Vanuatu in the Men’s -68 kg crucial fight, and Hayder Shkara, winner of the Men’s -80 kg division against Vaughn Scott from Australia as well.
Defaix (M-87) and Hery (M+87) were the Tahiti champions on Friday, while Bobby Willie took the only gold for Papua New Guinea.
Day 2 – Final Podiums
Australia took the lead on the Medal Count after the first day of Taekwondo action at Port Moreby 2015 XV Pacific Games, which started yesterday Thursday 16 and will finish today in the previously mentioned city.
The Aussie squad clinched no less than 5 of the 8 female titles decided on Thursday, with the other 3 gold medals being awarded to Tahiti (2) and Papua New Guinea (1).
The golden girls of the Aussie team were: Andrea Kilday, who defeated her compatriot Deanna Kyriazopoulos in the Women’s -46 kg final, Keshena Waterford, who beat local Rahab Loi for the Women’s -49 kg title, Caroline Marton, who got rid of Alison Deane from Tahiti to tasted gold in Women’s -53 kg, Carmen Marton, winner of the Women’s -62 kg gold medal against her compatriot Rhiannon O’Neill, and Nicole Men, who edged local Samantha Kassman in the Women’s +73 kg crucial fight.
The other 3 golds were taken by Moehau Faaite from Tahiti (W-73), who proved to be stronger than Tassya Stevens (AUS), Noelyne Hetana from Papua New Guinea (W-67), who beat Zhanna Sattsaeva (AUS) for the gold, and Mataheitini Raihauti from Tahiti, who defeated Katherine Risbey (AUS) to climb to the top of the Women’s -57 kg podium.
Day 1 – Final Podiums