The 2011 Pacific Games (officially known as NC 2011) took place in Nouméa, New Caledonia, from August 27 to September 10, 2011. Nouméa was the 14th host of the Pacific Games. Upon closure of the registration for entries, “some 4,300 athletes” had registered from the twenty-two competing nations, although it was expected that not all would attend. Athletics was held on September 3–10, 2011. For the first time at the Pacific Games, four parasport events were also included: Men’s Shot Put – seated throw, Women’s Shot Put – seated throw, Men’s Javelin – ambulatory, and Men’s 100m – ambulatory.
Picture: Banuve Tabakaucoro, who competes in 100m and 200m sprints, with the 200m considered to be his strength is considered to be the Pacific Sprint King and dubbed by The Fiji Times as “The Bauan Bullet”. Banuve holds the fiji record in the 100m and 200m with a time of 10.22s and 20.53s. 2011 SPG was to be his break into the Pacific Championships scene scooping gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.
Overall Medal Tally
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