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What to Watch on Day 9

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Touch rugby will see medal matches in the men’s and women’s competitions. Photos: Charlie Ando Bitikolo and Danzo Kakadi, Pacific Games News Service

The Sol2023 Pacific Games action heats up on day 9 (Wednesday 29 November) with the start of both triathlon and basketball 3×3, in addition to 12 continuing sports.

Triathlon kicks off the day on Wednesday morning, with running and cycling legs on the roads of Honiara and the first ever Pacific Games triathlon swimming leg in a pool at the Aquatic Centre. A Sport City day ticket ($30) or a pass is needed for entry.

Athletics continues from 2pm at Honiara’s National Stadium. Events on the third day include the men’s pole vault and hammer throw, women’s discus and high jump, women’s javelin throw ambulant, men’s 5000m, women’s 10,000m and the 400m finals for both men and women. A Sport City day ticket ($30) or a pass is needed for entry.

Athletes will re-enter the boxing ring onWednesday with fights throughout the afternoon from 1pm. All bouts are happening at Friendship Hall and a Sport City day ticket ($30) or a pass is needed for entry.

The netball arena at Friendship Hall will see more action until 6pm. A Sport City day ticket ($30) or a pass is needed for entry.

Taekwondo continues at Friendship Hallwith fights in men’s weight classes. A Sport City day ticket ($30) or a pass is needed for entry.

Over at SIFF Academy, basketball 3×3 begins, while hockey and beach volleyball continue their pool matches. It’s a great opportunity to catch action all day across three sports. Tickets are $30.

Powerlifting is also at SIFF Academy, and Nauru will be looking for more medals after a strong start on Tuesday.

DC Park hosts touch rugby, with medal matches for the women’s and men’s competitions taking place on Wednesday, and PNG hoping to defend their titles. Entry is free.

Also at DC Park, va’a and kayak will be the stars of the show on the water again on Wednesday. Va’a has already seen lots of fast paddling racing in outrigger canoes, while the first ever Pacific Games kayak medals were awarded on Tuesday with more to come. Entry is free.

After no competition on Tuesday due to a lack of wind, sailing is hoping to resume at DC Park on Wednesday. Races run until around 4pm, subject to wind conditions. Entry is free.

Tennis continues with more action across singles and doubles events following some massive upsets on Tuesday. Play continues until around 9pm at the National Tennis Centre, where a Sport City day ticket ($30) or a pass is needed for entry.

Take this opportunity to catch some Games action on Day 9!

Pacific Games News Service

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