New Caledonia claims four more gold medals in swimming

Terebo (NCL) wins gold in women's 100m backstroke at BSP Arena on Wednesday. Photo - Dave Buller

Terebo (NCL) wins gold in the women’s 100m backstroke at BSP Arena on Wednesday. Photo – Dave Buller

PORT MORESBY, July 9 – New Caledonia continued its dominance in the pool by bagging four golds, one silver and two bronze medals in the third night of swimming at the BSP Arena on Wednesday.

Emma Terebo (NCL) set a Pacific Games record of 1 minute and 2.6 seconds to win the gold medal in the women’s 100m backstroke.

Terebo said she was thrilled to take 0.9 secs off the previous Games record.

“I am so happy for the new record. It’s amazing and winning the race too, its awesome,” she said.

New Caledonia also collected gold in the women’s 50m breaststroke, the mixed 4 x 50m medley relay and Lara Grangeon picked up another gold of the Games in the women’s 400m freestyle in 4.20.4 seconds.

Tahiti collected one gold, three silvers and two bronze medals.

Ryan Pini (PNG) won the men’s 100m freestyle in 50.62 seconds after finishing fifth in the heats.

It was PNG’s only gold of the night in swimming.

Swimming continues on Thursday with the men’s and women’s 50m butterfly, women’s 100m breaststroke, men’s 200m breaststroke, men’s 200m individual medley, women’s 800m freestyle and the mixed 4 x 50m freestyle relay.

By Phylma Timea and Natalie Cholohei, Games News Service

 

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