2019 Pacific Games: Medals up for grabs in Archery

Shooters aim their mark during the archery competition at the Faleata Sports Field in Samoa on Tuesday, July 09, 2019. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

THE first gold, silver and bronze medals will be won today in the sport of archery at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa.

All the attention will be on the Prime Minister of Samoa, Afioga Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi.

He qualified to represent Samoa after participating in trials held in May 2019.

This isn’t the first time he has participated in the international event – he also represented Samoa in archery when the Pacific Games were last hosted in his home country in 2007.

However the Samoan PM will face stiff competition from Fijian and three time Olympian, Robert Elder in the men’s individual recurve event.

Elder also won gold in the event in 2011 in New Caledonia. The game of archery was not competed at the last Pacific Games in 2015

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