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Australia’s Law adds 200m gold to 100m title

DSC01524 | February 24, 2024
Law congratulates fellow athletes at the end of the men’s 200m. Photos: Danzo Kakadi, Pacific Games News Service

Australia’s Calab Law won gold in the Sol2023 Pacific Games men’s 200m at Honiara’s National Stadium on Friday to go with his men’s 100m title collected on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old Australian crossed the line in 20.60 seconds, just ahead of two Papua New Guinean athletes – Leroy Kamau who claimed silver in 21.24 seconds and Daniel Baul who collected bronze in 21.36 seconds.

Law told the Pacific Games News Service that there were a few people who had helped him top the podium.

“Behind my success is me, my coach and my Mum. We all work hard together. I just try to have big goals like making it to the Olympics and I was determined to do well in this competition.”

He revealed: “I just came back from a big injury. I had eight months off and only two months training. I was expecting to run really well because that is how I am, but I did better than what I expected”.

Silver medallist Kamau told the Pacific Games News Service: “I feel okay receiving the silver medal, coming second is okay with me since it is my first Pacific Games”.

Bronze medallist Baul said: “It was pretty exhausting because of the hot weather but it was okay running all the races and winning a medal, which feels really special for my family and my country.

“I feel so proud, standing up there just means a lot because I have been working hard and it is like a payoff for all the work that I have done.”

By Meleseini Tufui and Helen Palmer, Pacific Games News Service

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