9 Jul 2015

SPORT: Big day for New Caledonia in pool

11:02 am on 9 July 2015

Papua New Guinea remain atop the medal table after six days of competition at the Pacific Games in Port Moresby.

Itte Detenamo won his fourth consecutive Pacific Games overall 105kg+ gold medal in Port Moresby on Wednesday.

Itte Detenamo won his fourth consecutive Pacific Games overall 105kg+ gold medal in Port Moresby on Wednesday. Photo: Pacific Games News Service

New Caledonia are second and Samoa and Fiji equal third on the overall medal count.

Ryan Pini's third gold medal was the pick of the home performances on a day where Para athletes and a host of smaller nations had their moment in the spotlight.

Pini added the 100m freestyle title to his collection but New Caledonia remained dominant in the pool, winning four of the seven finals.

On the final night of weightlifting David Katoatau from Kiribati and Itte Detenamo from Nauru won their country's first gold medals of the Games while Samoa's Ele Opeloge defended her title.

Douglas Creek fired his way to Norfolk Island's first gold medal in the mixed 25m air pistol.

Douglas Creek from Norfolk Island shot his way to a gold winning performance in the mixed 25m air pistol competition.

Douglas Creek from Norfolk Island shot his way to a gold winning performance in the mixed 25m air pistol competition. Photo: Pacific Games News Service

New Caledonia won the men's and women's Para singles table tennis events, with Fiji taking out the men's and women's seated Para singles.

Meanwhile world series champions Fiji cruised through their opening three games in rugby sevens.

Power-lifting joins the Games programme today.

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