Our Para Athletics Athletes champions have just returned from Queensland and have once again lifted up Vanuatu on the World Sporting Stage.

Elie Enock, proved the meaning of ‘girl power’ and showed how we should all celebrate International Women’s Day by bringing home GOLD in the Women’s Seated Javelin and bronze in the Women’s Seated Discuss over the weekend at the Queensland Athletics Championships.

Ken Kahu proved his dedication and commitment have been worthwhile throwing a massive personal best score of 50.06m and bringing home the BRONZE in the Men’s Ambulant Javelin.

Marceline Moli and Mathias Nakat, our young guns, made us proud once again achieving personal bests in the 100m and 200m, and Marcelline represented Vanuatu for the first time in the Women’s Ambulant Long Jump, just missing out on a podium finish, placing 5th.

Big thanks goes to our enthusiastic coach, Stanley Toa, for supporting the athletes to come away with such fantastic results.

We would also like to thank the Oceania Paralympic Committee and the Agitos Foundation for their continued support, without which our participation at this event would not have been possible.

It was great to see support from our team on the home ground by Olympic hopeful, Rillio Rio Rii of the Vanuatu Rowing Association who was also in queensland training and came to cheer on our para athletes.

The Pacific unity was strong throughout the event, proving once again that our para athletes across the Pacific are incredible role models for everyone.