12 Sep 2013

Sport: PNG finish on top of Mini Games medal tally

7:46 am on 12 September 2013

Papua New Guinea have finished on top of the medal table after the final day of competition at the Pacific Mini Games.

And they did it in style, upsetting hosts Wallis and Futuna to win gold in the final event of the Games, the men's beach volleyball.

Vinnie Wylie reports.

"The unbeaten PNG side won a gripping final against the Pacific Games champions Wallis and Futuna in five sets, in front of a packed local crowd. That means they finish the Mini Games with 30 gold medals, having led the way at the end of each day of competition. Tahiti won the women's volleyball event on Wednesday to finish second overall with 26 gold. New Caledonia won three sailing gold medals to remain third with 21, while Fiji and the Cook Islands also had wins on the water. Meanwhile Samoa thrashed arch-rivals Fiji 31-12 to win the rugby sevens final. The Games Closing Ceremony will be held this afternoon at the Kafika Stadium."