Sports Archive September 2012

Kurukuru Prepares for World Cup

The Solomon Islands 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup preparations will kick into high gear on October 10 when they play a polished Australian side in a one-off international friendly in Brisbane.

New Zealand Beats Solomons in Qualifiers

The Pacific's top-ranked side have indicated they are still likely to be the team to beat in Stage 3 of Oceania qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup with their second successive win of the tournament this evening, a 6-1 success over Solomon Islands in the first match of the second round.
Saohaga's best throw in competition was a distance of 5.23 metres, setting a personal-best career throw for the athlete.

Hellen Outdo Personal Best

When Solomon Islander Hellen Saohaga finished fifteenth in Saturday's women's shot put - F57/58, she set a personal best and became the second-highest finishing Solomon Islander ever in Olympic and Paralympic competition.

Home Crowd Thrilled Over Win

Last Friday, the Solomon Islands soccer team beat Tahiti 2-0 in Honiara to open the third stage of Oceania qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, while New Zealand grabbed a valuable 2-0 away win over New Caledonia.

Oceania Stage Three World Cup Qualifiers Begins

The road to Brazil 2014 begins again today with Solomon Islands hosting Oceania champions Tahiti in Honiara and New Zealand travelling to Noumea to take on New Caledonia in a repeat of the OFC Nations Cup semi-finals.
Helen Saohaga, a seated thrower, was offered a wildcard entry to the London Games after contesting her first proper competition in Brisbane in March.

Helen Proud of Her Aussie Wheels

One of the proudest people at this morning's flag bearer ceremony for the six Oceania nations to compete at the 2012 Paralympic Games was Hellen Saohaga, the Solomon Islands' first Paralympian and their only competitor for London.