Koniel is the new 400 meter hurdle champion

first_imgThe 22 year old has increased her personal tally in the XV Pacific Games to three gold medals.She was part of the successful PNG women’s 4x400m relay team and also grabbed gold in the 800m individual event.While team mate Sharon Kwarula clocked 60.17s, for silver and repeating her performance in the 2011 Pacific Games where she finished behind Betty Burua (PNG).  And finishing third for the bronze medal was Malia Maketalena Tongia of Tonga 61.89sBurua was unable to defend her title after injuring herself in the 100m hurdles yesterday.“I feel down for Betty and dedicate my win to her,” Koniel said after winning the event.  PNG maintains its dominance in the women’s 400m hurdle winning gold in the last three Pacific Games.last_img read more