Wisil finishes fifth in 100m final

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TOEA Wisil’s placing in the women’s 100m final has been changed from 6th to 5th after Australia’s Sally Pearson who won gold was disqualified.
This promotes Nigerian Osayemi Oludamola (11.32) to first place for gold, Nastasha Myers of St Vincents and Grenadines (11.37) and Katherine Endacott of England who initially came fourth now gets a bronze at third place.
Nelson Stone has set a new record in the men’s 400m final after finishing 5th with a time of 46.70sec.
Stone also qualified for the men’s 200m semi final.
He ran in heat 1 with a time of 21.37 sec.
Earlier, Wisil was the fourth fastest qualifier into the semi-final of the women’s 200m heats, finishing first in Heat 2 with 23.65.
Running in lane six, Wisil was quick off the block and maintained her pace at the turn.
She began to pull away at the start of the final stretch and was in clear lead 60m from the finish.
Stone had also qualified for the semi-final in the men’s 200m heat with 21.37, and finishing third with a time of 21.30 in the quarter-finals.
He was placed in front, on lane nine but was passed at the final turn before picking up again 70m out from the finish.
He kicked hard to pass the other four runners on the inner lanes to come in at third place.
Stone missed out on the men’s 400m final.
He finished in third place in the 400m heat with 46.70 to set a new national record for PNG and also qualify for the next round but missed out on the start list for the final.
John Rivan who came fifth in his 200m heat with a time of 22.36, also missed out.
In hurdles, Mowen Boino and Wala Gime missed out on the 400m hurdle finals.
Boino clocked a season best time of 51.40 while a stumble over the hurdle at the final turn of the 300m mark sent Gime tumbling onto the track, he recovered quickly and finished the race with a time of 56.61.