PAPUA New Guinea’s silver medallist at the last Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, is focused on preparing for the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India, this October.
Kompaon recorded another impressive result early this week at the Melbourne grand prix challenge.
The Papua New Guinean clocked 11.36 in the 100m sprints to finish second behind Australia’s O’Hollon Evan, who was timed 11.22.
PNG Paralympic vice-president Ben Theodore said Kompoan, who was now training at Griffith University, Queensland, was much more focused and the 11.35 he clocked was the best so far for this year.
Kompaon will also be competing in other upcoming events in Brisbane, including the grand prix before heading for the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in October.
Theodore said Kompaon, who is a T36 athlete, was a gold medal prospect for PNG at the Commonwealth Games.
He said with the training he was currently undergoing under the scholarship programme at Griffith University, he would definitely be better prepared.
PNG is looking at sending at least six athletes for the event.
However, Theodore said it would depend on the justification committee to decide.
Other bigger events Kompaon will be gearing up for will be the World Paralympic Games in Christchurch, New Zealand, next January.
“Kompaon’s preparations are on target. He is very sharp and committed to his studies at the same time the training schedules.
“Unlike the preparations for the Beijing Games at the National Sports Institute (NSI) in Goroka, Eastern Highlands province, training at Griffith’s University facilities will give him a better chance of clinching a goal at the Commonwealth Games,” Theodore said.