In this land of unpredictable weather, Day Three started with overcast and windy weather, but the rain stayed mercifully away – for most of the time.
First athletes in action were the Decathletes with the 110m Hurdles. The overnight leader, Reginald Monagi (PNG) clung to his lead after the first event, but the Discus saw the favourite, Eric Reuillard (NCL) take the lead, which he would build-on in the Pole Vault (4.60m). The real interest would be in the scramble for the silver and bronze medals. Reginald Monagi (PNG) consolidated his position after the PV (doing a pb of 3.30m), but how would the whole group of seven handle the 1500m - a killer event at the end of two days of competition.more