Kimbe’s golden girl proud of double win at home


WINNING gold in two events in athletics in front of home fans is always a highlight to be treasured.
Lyenne Nilmo of West New Britain is Kimbe’s golden girl in athletics coming in first in the women’s 100m with 12.46secs. Nilmo also won gold in the 200m women’s clocking 29.19 sec.
“Now I got gold, I have this joy in my heart because it is my first time, and I think it is my personal best. I actually trained for three years to win this gold here,” the 19-year-old said.
“I trained well for this event and my coaches were hard on me but I took it as a stepping stone so I had to give my best to come up with gold for West New Britain.
“I am so happy too because I won gold in front of my parents and my relatives and they have been always supportive so I owe them as well.
“Now that I ran this time and got gold for West New Britain, I know I have made my parents and my people proud.”
Nilmo is the daughter of Sam Toia Nilmo of East Sepik who was born and raised in West New Britain. Her mother, Marie Nilmo, likewise, is from a Gulf, Morobe and West New Britain parentage but was raised in West New Britain.
Both parents attended the athletics events to watch their daughter and her mother Marie shed tears of joy after hearing the news of her daughter winning gold.
The Nilmo family is proud of their daughter referring to her as the Oil Palm queen of the tracks in her efforts in winning the women’s 100m and 200m