Taekwondo’s 2015 Pacific Games team announced

Taekwondo Papua New Guinea (TPNG) yesterday announced a 30-member 2015 Pacific Games training squad.

The squad is made up of two teams. Team A is the elite team, and Team B, is its development team.
Of the 30, elite athletes Reina Peni (ENB), Anton Aitsi (POM), Ivan Kassman (POM), Colland Kokin (AROB), and London-bound Theresa Tona make up Team A.

Team B is: Male – Sebastine Alewa, Ezra Kereku (54kg), Albert Karulaka, Robu Boegavi, Norris Velekiri (58kg), Percy Roberts, Jack Aliamba, Vui Parulu, Kasimir Tolat, Chico Emmanuel (63kg), Essau Hemmison, Marceline Nima, Monty Paul (68kg), Randle Toliman, Jubilee Roberts (74kg), John Doura, Chatterton Roberts (74kg), S Ekali (87kg), and Albert Kassman (87kg +).

Female – Aiva Jack, Helena Mabatan, Walo Parulu (46kg), Danielle Vui (49kg), Onne Avira, Amelia Mageu (53kg), Alfreda Kokin, Hiru Kaile (57kg), Rita Toliman, Gima Oli (62kg) and Hilda Ravu (67kg).
“We are focused on taking the whole squad to the ACT/NSW Open on July 8,” TKDPNG president Ower Ila said.

Ila added that also in line for the elite team was the Australian Open in September and the Oceania TKD championships in December.

Oceania is a World Taekwondo Federation sanctioned event, so there will be points on offer for world rankings.

A briefing for both teams is set for noon today at the PNG Sports Federation office where programs and necessary formalities are sorted.

Via – The National.

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