Tahiti leaves rivals waves behind to win va’a gold

Tahiti dominated va'a on Saturday. Photo by Olga Fontanellaz.

Tahiti dominated va’a on Saturday. Photo by Olga Fontanellaz.

By James Cowling, Games News Service

PORT MORESBY, July 11 – Tahiti overpowered its South Pacific neighbours to take Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games gold in men’s V6 30km and women’s V6 20km va’a at Port Moresby 2015 at Ela Beach on Saturday.

In the women’s V6 20km, Tahiti won the race with ease in 1 hour, 14.30 seconds.

Two and a half minutes later, the Cook Islands crossed the finish line just 10 seconds ahead of New Caledonia to take the silver and bronze respectively.

Tahiti’s men’s team hit the finish line in 2 hours, 22 minutes and 02.89 seconds beating its rivals by more than 4 minutes to win the gold medal.

New Caledonia was second and the Cook Island third.

GNS jc/jf

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