Tonga wins gold in shot put

Tonga has won a gold medal in the Women Shot Put event at the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu.

Tonga’s Ata Maama Tuutafaiva secured the gold medal while New Caledonia’s Ashley Bologna grabbed the silver.

Cook Island’s Tereapii Tapoki picked up the bronze medal.

Tuutafaiva collected the gold with a throw of 14.95 metres.

New Caledonia with a 14.53 metre and Cook Islands with a 12.75 metres throw.

Speaking to the Van2017 News Service, Tuutafaiva said she was very happy of winning a gold medal for her country.

“This is my first time to win a gold medal in a Mini-games. And I am very proud and happy for it,” she said.

Meanwhile the Shot Put Events will continue this afternoon.