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PNG's Wisil advances to semi finals

BSP brand ambassador Toea Wisil will advance to the semi finals of the women’s 100m track event in the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

On Sunday, the PNG champion came third in her heat with a time of 11.64s behind Australian Melissa Breen (11.54) and Northern Ireland’s Amy Foster (11.62). Adrine Monagi and Helen Philemon, who also ran the 100m heats, did not qualify.

Monagi stopped the clock at 12.83 and Philemon 13.12.

In the women’s 400m, Betty Burua, Shirley Vunatup and Donna Koniel did their best but did not get into the top three places in their heats, hence cannot advance into the second round. Burua clocked a season’s best time of 55.48s, while Vunatup came home in 1.00.10 and Koniel 58.40.

The male sprinters of Kupun Wisil and Ruwan Gunasinghe who participated in the men’s 100m did not qualify for the second round, clocking 10.86s and 11.03 respectively.

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