Sports Hall Of Fame

Sports Hall of Fame

Iammo Gapi Launa

Iammo Launa is the most complete all-round athlete that PNG has produced with an outstanding record between 1983 and 1998.

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Geua Tau first stepped onto the bowling green in 1981, nine years later, she made history by winning PNG’s first ever Commonwealth Games gold medal

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A true trailblazer for his sport of weightlifting and for sport in PNG

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Kenneth Hopkins

Kenneth Hopkins is a very special man in PNG’s sporting history. It is he who won PNG’s first ever medal at an international competition, a bronze at the British Empire & Commonwealth Games

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Kea Kapulu Swarz

She excelled in almost every sport she tried but it was netball, softball and athletics that she triumphed the most.

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Charles Martin

Upset with his loss he trained hard and the following year, Martin returned to the carnival and this time beat everyone that had passed him the year before.

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Raki ‘Rex’ Leka

his young man made his name in athletics competing in the field of Decathlon, an event that utilised his multi-skilled talents.

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Naomi Taraingal Polum

Athletics is a part of her life having participated and represented PNG as an athlete and then as a coach and administrator.

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John Kokinai

John Kokinai had a brief athletics career but it was packed full of highlights and performances that far surpass any of PNG’s other distance running performances.

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Oe Ivaharia

He was a pioneer athlete for PNG and won PNG’s second medal ever in the South Pacific Games.

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David Seeto

Together with his older brother Jackson, David laid the foundation for the sport of weightlifting in Papua New Guinea. Like David, he too tried other disciplines before settling with weightlifting.

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Jackson Seeto

Being the older of the Seeto brothers, Jackson was an all-round athlete who excelled in a number of disciplines including basketball, boxing and bodybuilding

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Nigel Cluer

Nigel began swimming at the Taurama and Murray Barracks pools in Port Moresby before making his first appearance at the 2nd South Pacific Games in Noumea in 1966. He was just 14

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Tumat Sogolik

Tumat has been regarded as the man who united a new country when he came close to winning a gold medal at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmondon.

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Salitia Pipit

Being affectionately known as The Golden Mother, Salitia is a pioneer of women's athletics in PNG

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Sir John Kaputin KBE, CMG

Sir John excelled in sports at the Rockhampton Boys Grammar School and was a recipient of the Archer Cup in 1958 and 1959 for being the top junior athlete of the school after winning the long jump

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Edward Laboran

From an early age Edward’s interest in athletics developed during his education in New Ireland and East New Britain Provinces. This fully developed while he was at the Port Moresby Teacher’s College

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