25 Sep 2009

Fiji tops Pacific Mini Games medal tally

7:09 am on 25 September 2009

The weather created havoc on day two of the Pacific mini games in the Cook Islands, with both bowls and tennis being called off for the day.

But despite this, gold medals were handed out at the track and field.

Elma Maua reports from Rarotonga

"It was a golden day for Fiji taking out the men's and women's 800 metres. No problems for Makelesi Bulikiobo who eased home to win the women's 100 metres. Fiji's fourth gold of the day went to Kolinio Qarau for the Octathlon, scoring maximum points for the eight events. Tonga's Ana Po'uhila took her country's tally to two gold's winning the hammer to go with the discuss she won yesterday. Solomon Islands Chris Votu who won gold in the men's 3,000 metres steeplechase caused a major upset, beating reigning long distance champion George Richmond from Tahiti. In the 10,000 metres. The weather is still overcast, with some outdoor sports praying for sunny skies."

Fiji tops the medal table with 7 medals, including 4 golds, followed by Solomon islands and Tonga.