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Samoan sprinters medal at Oceania Champs

Several Samoan sprinters competed at the Oceania Athletics Championships in Townsville, Australia this week, picking up two medals in what should be useful preparation for the Pacific Games in July.

Jeremy Dodson won gold in the Men’s 200 metres event with a time of 21.15 seconds in the final.

He also made the final of the 100 metres, along with countryman Kelvin Masoe, with the pair finishing seventh (11.09) and fifth (10.69) respectively.

Masoe teamed with Paulo Wallwork-Tuala, Tapasu Jonathon Paea and Kolone Alefosio for the 4x100 metre relay, where they won the bronze medal.

Wallwork-Tuala also competed in the Under-20 400 metres race, finishing fifth, while Paea came fourth in the Under-20 100 metres.

The Pacific Games athletics events will be held from the 15th to the 20th of July at Apia Park Stadium.

Dodson, who holds the Oceania 200 metre record, is a clear favourite in that event, while the other sprinters will be hoping to equal or better their 2019 Oceania Athletics Championships results and put themselves in medal contention as well.

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