Three-way race for athletes for spot to Rio

first_imgThey are three time Olympian and four time Pacific Games 400m hurdles Champion Mowen Boino, double Pacific Games 400m champion and London 2012 representative Nelson Stone and rising star in the 200m and 400m Theo Piniau.Athletics PNG last year named the three contenders for this place and set out how the selection process will work.The athlete selected will be the one who, by the PNG Olympic Committee deadline of June 19, has the best performance by reference to the IAAF scoring tables in Athletics.The tables are a recognised method of comparing performances in different events, with each performance being worth a certain number of points.The better the time the more points it is worth. Whoever has the best performance this year up to June 19 will be selected.Athletics PNG President Tony Green said it will be very competitive.He said both Nelson and Mowen are determined to make it to Rio and with Theo improving it could be an one of these three.last_img read more


first_imgThe Killybegs Coast Guard team at the sceneA COUPLE have been rescued after being trapped inside caves on the Donegal coast.Two rescue boat crews and the Sligo 118 Coast Guard helicopter were involved in the major operation at the famous Maghera Caves near Ardara.Malin Head Coast Guard station issued a major alert at 10.46pm after receiving a distress call. Killybegs Coast Guard, the Arranmore Lifeboat and the chopper were all despatched to the scene.The couple had been cut off by the tide.The RNLI crew from Arranmore were able to get ashore and rescue the couple who were not physically hurt during the incident but were upset – and obviously relieved.“The operation ended a short time ago and the male and female are safe and sound,” said a Coast Guard spokesman. He re-issued a warning about people on the coastline being mindful of tide changes.The rescue came just hours after a family got stuck on rocks off Bundoran.The Sligo 118 helicopter was able to winch them to safety. FRIGHT NIGHT! COUPLE RESCUED AFTER BEING TRAPPED IN CAVE was last modified: August 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ArdaraArranmore RNLIcouple trappedKillybegs Coast GuardMaghera CavesSligo 118trappedlast_img read more