Vanuatu’s Athletics team is currently participating in the Oceania Athletics Championship in Townsville, Australia.
The Vanuatu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (VASANOC) has praised Athletics Vanuatu for the participation in this event.
VASANOC says this is a great preparation for Samoa 2019 Pacific Games.
According to Oceania Athletics, Townsville is hosting the Oceania Athletics Association (OAA) Championships from the 25 to 28 June.
This is one of the biggest athletics competitions held in Australia in 2019, attracting Oceania’s finest track and field stars.
Over 500 athletes and 100 technical officials from the Oceania region are taking part, as well as various activities and workshops for athletes.
Vanuatu’s athletics team consists of athletes such Valentine Hello and Lesbeth Kalobong that are competing in the 400m track event, to try and break the record that has been set by Australian great, Cathy Freeman.
Other athletes include Dick Kapalu contesting the 800m track event, George Molisingi and Obediah Timbaci in 200m and Keven Paul in the triple jump.