Tuesday, 22 May 2007 8:39 AM

Solomons Medal prospects at the SPG still unclear

The Pacific games dateline is near but Athletics Solomon Islands officials are still unsure of our medal chances at the games.

Athletic Solomons Vice-president Technical Mr. Paul Kori stated that while they are banking on our best Athletes they cannot be 100 percent sure until we know their form in the few days leading up to the games. At the moment, Kori said our medal chances are in the long and middle distance runners

"We do have some medal hopes in the sprint. Francis Manioru and Chris Walasi could finish in the top three if all goes well" said Kori. "Other medals chances are in half marathon. Chris Votu will have to defend the gold medal he won at Palau and right now Chris is in top form. He just came back from Brisbane and I understand he is in Foxwood area at the moment training,"

Kori said that in the 200m, Wallace may have some medal chances. In the 400m again Chris Wallace has the second best time of 47 seconds behind Fiji's champion. Athletics Solomon Islands are still undergoing intensive training for the upcoming Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa.

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