2001 Melanesian Championships in Athletics

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I Melanesian Championships in Athletics
DatesApril
Host citySuva, Fiji Fiji
LevelSenior
Events33 (20 men, 13 women)

The 2001 Melanesian Championships in Athletics took place in April, 2001. The event was held in Suva, Fiji, in conjunction with the Fiji national championships.[1]

A total of 33 events were contested, 20 by men and 13 by women.

Medal summary[edit]

Medal winners and their results were published on the Athletics Weekly webpage.[2]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Joseph Kembu
 Papua New Guinea
10.8 Andrew Konai
 Solomon Islands
10.8 Henry Ben
 Papua New Guinea
Reuben Apuri
 Solomon Islands
10.9
200 metres Sailasa Koroitamana
 Fiji
22.2 Reuben Apuri
 Solomon Islands
22.5 Henry Ben
 Papua New Guinea
22.6
400 metres Remesio Namara
 Fiji
49.4 Meli Cama
 Fiji
51.2 David Thomas
 Vanuatu
51.7
800 metres Loresh Kumaran
 Fiji
1:58.6 Peter Paul Enkae
 Vanuatu
1:59.5 Gerard Solomon
 Vanuatu
2:01.1
1500 metres Esala Talebula
 Fiji
4:22.8 Gerard Solomon
 Vanuatu
4:23.6 Josaia Cavu
 Fiji
5:15.4
5000 metres Henry Foufaka
 Solomon Islands
16:52.4 Aman Prasad
 Fiji
17:27.1 Josaia Cavu
 Fiji
18:58.8
10000 metres Henry Foufaka
 Solomon Islands
35:12.7 Bimlesh Kumar
 Fiji
35:50.1 Abinesh Kumar
 Fiji
36:07.4
Half Marathon Bimlesh Kumar
 Fiji
1:17:58 Parshottam Lal
 Fiji
1:19:18 Abinesh Kumar
 Fiji
1:20:17
3000 metres steeplechase Esala Talebula
 Fiji
10:04.9 Peter Paul Enkae
 Vanuatu
11:05.0
400 metres hurdles Meli Cama
 Fiji
57.2 Sunia Cama
 Fiji
60.3
High Jump Lorima Vunisa
 Fiji
1.96m Jone Kalouniviti
 Fiji
1.93m Robert Elder
 Fiji
1.90m
Long Jump Shaun Apisai
 Fiji
6.23m Sepesa Leweniquila
 Fiji
6.22m Hendricks Tari
 Vanuatu
6.15m
Triple Jump Felix Rosa
 Fiji
13.37m Simon Benari
 Papua New Guinea
13.01m Lorima Vunisa
 Fiji
12.69m
Shot Put Iosefo Vuloaloa
 Fiji
13.03m Sikipio Fihaki
 Fiji
11.92m James Dominiko
 Fiji
11.56m
Discus Throw Sikipio Fihaki
 Fiji
44.35m Sosefo Fonorito
 Fiji
41.44m Iosefo Vuloaloa
 Fiji
34.24m
Hammer Throw Brentt Jones
 Norfolk Island
51.21m James Dominiko
 Fiji
31.10m Sosefo Fonorito
 Fiji
29.51m
Javelin Throw Iosefo Vuloaloa
 Fiji
58.98m Simon Benari
 Papua New Guinea
48.14m Tomasi Gonelevu
 Fiji
41.36m
20 Kilometres Road Walk Rajeev Patel
 Fiji
1:56:04
4 x 100 metres relay  Solomon Islands 42.9  Papua New Guinea 43.0  Fiji 43.1
4 x 400 metres relay  Fiji 3:25.2  Vanuatu 3:29.6 Ratu Kadavulevu School  Fiji 3:33.6

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: 0.7 m/s)
Mae Koime
 Papua New Guinea
12.5 Vasiti Vatureba
 Fiji
12.7 Nessie Ogisi
 Papua New Guinea
12.9
200 metres Makelesi Bulikiobo
 Fiji
24.8 Vasiti Vatureba
 Fiji
25.8 Mary Estelle Kapalu
 Vanuatu
26.0
400 metres Makelesi Bulikiobo
 Fiji
58.3 Mary Estelle Kapalu
 Vanuatu
59.0 Vasiti Vatureba
 Fiji
60.9
800 metres Sisilia Dauniwe
 Fiji
2:24.5
1500 metres Jedda Fletcher
 Norfolk Island
6:15.9
400 metres hurdles Mary Estelle Kapalu
 Vanuatu
65.5 Ledua Baker
 Fiji
86.2
High Jump Tereima Rara
 Fiji
1.45m Amelia R.
 Fiji
1.40m
Long Jump Vasiti Vatureba
 Fiji
4.61m Mere Gavidi
 Fiji
4.56m Melissa Moli
 Vanuatu
4.48m
Shot Put Sisilia Lau
 Fiji
9.62m Sisilia Naqelo
 Fiji
9.52m
Discus Throw Venina Rokowati
 Fiji
30.32m Wila Nailatimate
 Fiji
27.63m
Javelin Throw Sisilia Lau
 Fiji
41.20m Mela Tabakiraka
 Fiji
30.03m Milika Roko
 Fiji
26.26m
4 x 100 metres relay  Fiji 50.7
4 x 400 metres relay  Fiji 4:04.2

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

  *   Host nation (Fiji)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Fiji (FIJ)*25181356
2 Solomon Islands (SOL)3216
3 Papua New Guinea (PNG)2338
4 Norfolk Island (NFK)2002
5 Vanuatu (VAN)15511
Totals (5 nations)33282283


References[edit]

  1. ^ Squad named for championships, Papua New Guinea Post-Courier, April 9, 2001, archived from the original on July 31, 2001, retrieved December 8, 2015CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ MELANESIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved February 13, 2014