PAPUA New Guinean teams competing at the World Masters Games in Sydney have returned fair results at the event for older competitors who play in competitive and recreational matches in different age groups from 35 years and above.
In badminton, the 55+ badminton team won silver medal on Tuesday while their 40+ colleagues won the bronze medal in competition.
This was the first time that badminton teams from PNG participated in a World Masters event.
In softball, PNG women’s team Kanai PNG flew the flag in pool H of the 35+ C competition.
The Port Moresby-based team is fourth in their 10-team pool having won four and lost two of their six matches so far.
In netball, PNG was represented by two teams, PNG Kiara in the 40 B division and the Black Pearls in the over 45 A division.
Unfortunately, the Kiara’s lost six of their eight matches and forfeited one to be on 10th place in their division which has 13 teams.
In their latest match on Wednesday, Kiaras lost to the Superbs 29-21 but have been competitive in all matches so far.
Sister team Black Pearls did not fare any better currently on 10th spot in their division having won one of seven matches.
With two days to go in competition, both teams will be looking to finish strongly and turn the close games their way.
In touch, PNG was well represented with two men’s and a women’s team winning medals in their divisions.
The PNG senior men 30’s lost to Queen Park Rangers 6-16 in the gold medal play-off but came away with a silver while Koki Seaside 30’s lost to Royal Australian Navy 4-11 and settled for bronze.
The PNG Senior women 30’s have claimed bronze medals going down to Touchix 1-8.
The Masters ends on Sunday with teams travelling back on Monday.