Wisil sets new national record

first_imgWisil cracked the previous record of 11.37 set by Mae Koime back in 2007.Wisil now holds the national records for the 60m and 400m events and is undoubtedly PNG’s best chance at competing at this  Rio 2016 Olympics.Wisil’s coaches, Tony and Alison Fairweather said Wisil’s hard work had paid off.“Toea’s success at last weekend’s National Open is due to the hard work and commitment she has put towards competing over the past nine months.“It was fantastic for Toea to break such a momentous record in front of her home crowd in Lae, especially since many of her friends and family, including her mother Kundwalun were there to witness it.“The life of an elite athlete can be lonely as they are often required to be away from family for extended periods of time.  So to be able to have your loved ones witness special performances is the icing on the cake,” said Alison.Wisil has headed back to Australia for final preparations before competing at the Melanesian Championships in Fiji in July.last_img read more