“Pool swimming is a highly technical sport- focus on biomechanics to decrease resistance and drag is constantly being addressed whereas the sea is of a capricious nature in which unreliability and inconsistency is ever-present” – Suzie Schuster
As a tradition, one of the main highlights for any Bodybuilding Event has always been the “Guest Poser”. The “Guest Poser” is always a prominent figure in the Sport who is either competing/current International Champ or former Champ with medals under their belt.
As Samoa counts down to the Pacific Games next year, Netball Samoa is on the move. As well as preparing the teams to aim for gold, they are also looking for volunteers to help stage the competition. You could be one of them.
Vaisilika Tolua Tuigamala is one of three boxers representing Samoa at the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina this month. Speaking to the Samoa Observer prior to their departure, the 18-year-old said he is aiming for a gold medal at the international sporting event.
Greg Inglis will lead Australia in its rugby league tests against New Zealand and Tonga this month, taking over as captain from the retiring Cameron Smith.
Inspired by the injured Cooper Cronk, the Sydney Roosters led 18-0 at halftime and went on to beat the Melbourne Storm 21-6 in the National Rugby League grand final on Sunday.
Despite the 5 year’s gab, the 2018 Samoa Football Cup competition has been one of the most successful tournaments in the FFS competition calendar. The tournament kicked off last Saturday and concluded this evening with the final round of matches and the prize giving.
Tony Finau never forgot that first set of free clubs. For a family that scrimped on every dime so he'd have a chance to play golf, it really was a big deal. Never mind that it wasn't even a complete set.
Only a handful of the children that showed up at the Faleata Golf Course to learn golf from P.G.A. professional Scott Puailoa. The rest went to try something new and to learn a skill from the best. Scott Puailoa is a Samoan American who is visiting the country to deliver three days of golf clinics to children, as well as train the trainers for an evening.
The Samoa Rugby Union should not be bullied by the World Rugby. That is the view of Tamaleta Taimang Jensen, a former Manu Samoa player, who at one time was the S.R.U. manager (oversight reforms) who oversaw institutional and financial reform within the governing body.
Lesila Fiapule will represent Samoa in weightlifting in the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina next month. This was confirmed by the president and coach of the Samoa Weightlifting Federation Tuaopepe Jerry Wallwork yesterday.
On first impressions, it is obvious Scott Puailoa has a big heart. When we meet only hours after he lands in Samoa from Santa Barbara, he shakes my hand firmly and gets straight into chatting about golf. Scott Puailoa was born and raised in the United States, and believes he must be the only Samoan to play division one football and golf at the same time.
Leififi College has won the overall M.E.S.C. Inter Schools Weightlifting Competition. Seven colleges participated in this year’s competition including the Papauta Girls College and Faleata College.
After a five year absence the Football Federation Samoa (F.F.S.) is reintroducing the Samoa Cup. The Cup competition pits the best and brightest Samoa has to offer in the week long football competition.
The Sydney Roosters beat South Sydney 12-4 to advance to their second National Rugby League grand final in five years. The Roosters will play the Melbourne Storm, who kept alive their chance of repeating as league champions with a 22-6 win over Cronulla on Friday.
At the tender age of eleven, Mahinarangi Tuala Warren is on a mission. Known to many as Mahina, the 11-year-old Vaiala Beach School student is a two-time champion of the girls Under 12 Pacific Oceania Junior.
The 5th Oceania Tennis Championships 2018 sponsored by Invest Samoa came to a close on Saturday 8th September 2018 after 6 days of competition.
Trials are underway for netballers vying to represent Samoa in the 2019 South Pacific Games and the Netball World Cup. A few dozen women from Samoa, New Zealand and Australia gathered at the National University of Samoa gymnasium to prove to the national coach they have what it takes.
The Samoa Bodybuilding Federation’s (S.B.F.) preparation for the Mr. Samoa Bodybuilding 2018 competition is underway. S.B.F. President Romulus Leung Wai said this year’s competition will focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle and contribute to combating non-communicable diseases (N.C.D.) in Samoa.
Jonah Holmes will debut at fullback in a Wales side with 14 changes playing Tonga on Saturday in Cardiff.
Undisputed world cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk successfully defended his four belts and sent Tony Bellew into retirement by knocking out the British fighter in the eighth round in Manchester on Saturday.
He can laugh about it now, the concept of being "too big" that led him on this extraordinary journey to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Cristiano Ronaldo denied the accusations of rape against him, saying Wednesday that he had a "clear conscience" as he awaits the conclusions of an investigation.
The Samoa Basketball Federation started its four-day tournament at Apia Park gym earlier this week. The various categories competing in the tournament include open women and men, Under 17 and 14 boys, girls’ teams from Upolu, Savaii and an open men’s team from American Samoa.
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