National Record for Kiakia in M400.

THE BEST OVERSEAS KAA EXCURSION !

The gold medal won by Kiakia in the Micro M400m. Final, the last track event of Day 3, was a great way to finish these Championships.   It added to the excellent 2-3-4 achieved by George, Kiakia,  and Tanroo in the earlier M200m. Final, George and Kiakia setting new PBs.   Nei Kaitinano, suffering from the cold and a cough, still managed to achieve a silver in the WJavelin and a bronze in the WLJ.   Raobu hit a PB in the MJavelin with a near-50m. throw.   In the MLJ, both David and Buraieta jumped over 6m. but, against the wind, had to settle for minor placings of 2nd. and 4th. and below-par performances. 

PROBLEM WIND !

The swirling wind proved to be a problem in a number of events, even in the straight, being sometimes a headwind and later a tailwind.

RESULTS of DAY 3.

First to complete the picture of Day 2, in the Heats of the M200m. Kiakia ran 23.58, George ran 23.73, and Tanroo 23.81.    Potentially they could have expected to sweep 1-2-3 places, but the slowest qualifier, running in lane 8, gave them a lesson in noting ALL the lanes !

Kaitinano in the W200m. Heats ran 29.93 (her fastest this year).

In the M400 Heats, Kiakia ran 52.28 to qualify for his Final.   This too was a season's best.


And so to Day 3:-

M200m.   2. George.   23.42  PB     3. Kiakia.  23.50  PB     4. Tanroo.  23.67  (SB)

WJavelin.   2. Kaitinano.  27.92m.

MJavelin.  2. Raobu.  49.96m.  PB

WLJ   3. Kaitinano.  4.22m.

MLJ   2. David.   6.13m.    4. Buraieta.  6.07m.

M400m.   1. Kiakia.   51.98.   NR

Summary of medals in three days:   13 gold, 8 silver, 2 bronze.   (23)

IMAGES.

The images are of:-

2-3-4 in the M200m. Final.

Kiakia winning the M400m.

His medal presentation.








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