Shots of the Games

PORT MORESBY, July 18 – A selection of the best photos from the Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games as shot by Games News Service photographers.

Figure of eight: Competitor No. 8 shows the goods on Monday. Photo by Eliud Uwasenko.

Figure of eight: Competitor No. 8 shows the goods on Monday. Photo by Eliud Uwasenko.

Chalk it up to experience: A PNG weightlifter drops the bar at the PNG Power Dome. Photo Dave Buller.

Chalk it up to experience: A PNG weightlifter drops the bar at the PNG Power Dome. Photo Dave Buller.

Port Moresby Harbour gave a picturesque backdrop to the triathlon's swim leg. Photo Daniel Potuku.

Tri line: Port Moresby Harbour gave a picturesque backdrop to the triathlon’s swim leg. Photo Daniel Potuku.

Drum solo: A performer strikes a pose at the opening ceremony. Photo by Dave Buller.

Drum solo: A performer strikes a pose at the opening ceremony. Photo by Dave Buller.

Va'a out: New Caledonia paddlers had no answer for Tahiti's four gold medals in va'a. By Isaac Tauno

Va’a out: New Caledonia paddlers had no answer for Tahiti’s four gold medals in va’a. By Isaac Tauno

Helping hand: Visually impaired weightlifter Malek Chamoun (AUS) is helped to the top step of the podium by his competitors in the men's -85kg snatch. Photo by Daniel Kerwin.

Helping hand: Visually impaired weightlifter Malek Chamoun (AUS) is helped to the top step of the podium by his competitors in the men’s -85kg snatch. Photo by Daniel Kerwin.

Churn it up: A swimmer takes a breath during the men's 400m freestyle at BSP Arena pool on Wednesday. Photo by Dave Buller.

Churn it up: A swimmer takes a breath during the men’s 400m freestyle at BSP Arena pool on Wednesday. Photo by Dave Buller.

Flex squad: The bodybuilding boys putting it all on show. Photo by Olga Fontanellaz.

Flex squad: The bodybuilding boys putting it all on show. Photo by Olga Fontanellaz.

Fiji started its rugby 7s campaign with a win over Papua New Guinea at the BSP Stadium on Wednesday. Photo by Dave Buller.

Blind side snipe: Fiji started its rugby 7s campaign with a win over Papua New Guinea at the BSP Stadium on Wednesday. Photo by Dave Buller.

Hulled on for dear life: Multi-hulled hobie cat sailors ride Port Moresby Harbour's breeze towards the city.

Hulled on for dear life: Multi-hulled hobie cat sailors ride Port Moresby Harbour’s breeze towards the city.

Give me Samoa gold: Ele Opeloge (SAM) won three gold medals on Wednesday, adding to her tally from the 2007 and 2011 Games. Photo by Susie Pini.

Give me Samoa gold: Ele Opeloge (SAM) won three gold medals on Wednesday, adding to her tally from the 2007 and 2011 Games. Photo by Susie Pini.

Too short: This impending header likely ended up in the back of the net as Vanuatu put 46 past Federated States of Micronesia in men's soccer. Photo by Roan Paul.

Too short: This impending header likely ended up in the back of the net as Vanuatu put 46 past Federated States of Micronesia in men’s soccer. Photo by Roan Paul.

Muri-m run: Apia Muri (PNG) goes up for a two-handed dunk as Shane Ah Ping (AMA) tries the chase down block. Photo by Olga Fontanellaz.

Muri-m run: Apia Muri (PNG) goes up for a two-handed dunk as Shane Ah Ping (AMA) tries the chase down block. Photo by Olga Fontanellaz.

Roar power: A powerlifter puts everything in to his dead lift attempt. Photo by Olga Fontanellaz.

Roar power: A powerlifter puts everything in to his dead lift attempt. Photo by Olga Fontanellaz.

Laser focus: Men's and women's laser sailing boats have criss-crossed Port Moresby Harbour's blue waters since Monday. Photo by Olga Fontanellaz.

Laser focus: Men’s and women’s laser sailing boats have criss-crossed Port Moresby Harbour’s blue waters since Monday. Photo by Olga Fontanellaz.

In smiles of space: A Tongan player makes a break down the left side of the pitch in the bronze medal game. Photo by Dave Buller.

In smiles of space: A Tongan player makes a break down the left side of the pitch in the bronze medal game. Photo by Dave Buller.

Hobie one uses the gale force: Hobie cats take off from the start line on Friday. Photo by Mindy Mesaeus.

Hobie one uses the gale force: Hobie cats take off from the start line on Friday. Photo by Mindy Mesaeus.

Rub-a-dub-dub: Three PNG rugby league 9s men in a tub after their first day of play on Saturday. Photo by Dave Buller.

Rub-a-dub-dub: Three PNG rugby league 9s men in a tub after their first day of play on Saturday. Photo by Dave Buller.

Ships shapes: Normal shipping traffic in Port Moresby Harbour had a great view of POM 2015 sailing competition. Photo by Susie Pini.

Ships shapes: Normal shipping traffic in Port Moresby Harbour had a great view of POM 2015 sailing competition. Photo by Susie Pini.

Wisil in the dark: Toea Wisil lines up for the women's 400m on Wednesday. Photo Dave Buller.

Wisil in the dark: Toea Wisil lines up for the women’s 400m on Wednesday. Photo Dave Buller.

Silver surfer: Matelita Buadromo (FIJ) won silver in the women's open water swimming on Sunday. Photo by David Wesley.

Silver surfer: Matelita Buadromo (FIJ) won silver in the women’s open water swimming on Sunday. Photo by David Wesley.

Band of brothers: Children perform for the BSP Stadium crowd on Sunday. Photo by Dave Buller.

Band of brothers: Children perform for the BSP Stadium crowd on Sunday. Photo by Dave Buller.

0.02 close to call: Kaminiel Matlaun (PNG) wins the men's 800m by 0.02 of a second. Photo by Isaac Tauno.

0.02 close to call: Kaminiel Matlaun (PNG) wins the men’s 800m by 0.02 of a second. Photo by Isaac Tauno.

High vaultage: Eric Reuillard won the men's pole vault on Wednesday. Photo by Dave Buller.

High vaultage: Eric Reuillard won the men’s pole vault on Wednesday. Photo by Dave Buller.

Leather and lace: Jonathan Keama readies himself for a bout. Photo by Dave Buller.

Leather and lace: Jonathan Keama readies himself for a bout. Photo by Dave Buller.

Spit and shiner: Thadius Katua (PNG) lands a blow on the way to his lightweight gold medal. Photo by Dave Buller.

Spit and shiner: Thadius Katua (PNG) lands a blow on the way to his lightweight gold medal. Photo by Dave Buller.

Skin diving: A swimmer dives into the BSP Arena pool on Thursday. Photo by Olga Fontanellaz.

Skin diving: A swimmer dives into the BSP Arena pool on Thursday. Photo by Olga Fontanellaz.

 

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