Pole vault silver medallist eyes decathlon gold at Pacific Games

TEAM Papua New Guinea’s Karo Iga, the pole vault silver medalist at the 2015 Port Moresby Pacific Games, made his debut in the men’s decathlon in Samoa yesterday.

The decathlon got underway at Apia Park Stadium with the 100m sprint followed by long jump, shot put, high jump and the 400m under the shadow of the Games torch blazing through the gloomy sky.

Iga, whose forte is the pole vault, one of the five remaining events of the men’s decathlon, sits in second place on the results table in his bid for a medal.

The 27-year-old dominated on the track and field, leading in all events except for shot put but, that did not diminish his satisfaction.

“I am happy with my performance in the first five events and I am looking forward to the last five events, especially pole vault because I know I can do well,” he said.

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