Gold for PNG and Solomon Islands in half marathons

Kupsy Bisamo (PNG) won gold in the men's half marathon on Saturday. Photo by Michael Boeo.

Kupsy Bisamo (PNG) won gold in the men’s half marathon on Saturday. Photo by Michael Boeo.

PORT MORESBY, July 18 – Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands snatched the final two athletics gold medals at Port Moresby 2015 in the men’s and women’s half marathons on Saturday morning.
In the men’s event Kupsy Bisamo (PNG) won gold with a time of 1 hour, 14 minutes and 11 seconds. Georges Richmond (TAH) finished 12 seconds behind him to claim silver, and Avikash Lal (FIJ) bagged bronze.

In the women’s event Sharon Firisua (SOL) collected her third gold of the Games, finishing the race in 1 hour, 29 minutes and 26 seconds. Teammate Dianah Matekali (SOL) grabbed silver, while Miriam Goiye (PNG) took bronze.

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