Day 3 at the Sol2023 Pacific Games will see action in 10 sports. Struggling to decide what to watch? Read our guide below:
For early risers, it’s the first day of golf and play begins at 7am at Honiara Golf Club. Entry is free.
Archery enters its second day and the Para events will begin in four categories across men’s and women’s. The action starts at 9am at DC Park and entry is free.
Also at DC Park and with free entry, sailing continues, so head down to enjoy some sea breezes and escape the heat from 10am onwards.
The excitement continues at swimming, where athletes from nations that don’t traditionally make the podium, such as Cook Islands and Federated States of Micronesia, have been winning medals across the first two days. The heats will take place from 9:30am to 10:30am and the finals start at 6:30pm at the Aquatic Centre.
The ever-popular sport of weightlifting continues at Maranatha Hall, where more medals will be up for grabs. The action begins at 10am.
It’s the final day of rugby league 9s with medals up for grabs in both the men’s and women’s competitions. In the women’s, reigning champions Fiji face Samoa for bronze, and Cook Islands will take on unbeaten Tonga in the gold medal match. In the men’s competition the fixtures are reversed – Fiji will defend their title in the gold medal match against Samoa, while Cook Islands and Tonga will contest bronze. The action begins at the National Stadium from 4:30pm.
Tennis moves into the individual events on day 3, following the conclusion of the teams events, in which Guam secured an historic victory in the men’s teams competition. Wednesday’s flagship events will be the men’s and women’s singles and the mixed doubles. Play begins at 9am at the National Tennis Centre
Medals will be won in table tennis, as the men’s and women’s teams events, as well as the men’s and women’s Para teams events, reach their conclusion. Play begins at 9am at HCC Arena.
In basketball, the tournament is reaching the business end, with qualifying finals in the women’s competition. The action starts at 12pm at Friendship Hall.
In volleyball, the drawcard match in the men’s tournament will be PNG v Tahiti at 2:30pm as both teams remain unbeaten. The action begins at 9am at Friendship Hall.
Day 3 promises medals aplenty across a range of Honiara’s venues. Come along to the Games or tune in!
Pacific Games News Service