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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Solomon Islands' only gold medalist at the SPG 2003 dropped from defending her title.


The country’s only gold medal winner at the 2003 South Pacific Games in Fiji, Mavete Mase, has been dropped from the taekwondo squad this year.

Coach Philip Afu said Mase was removed from the team going to next month’s South Pacific Games in Samoa because she did not commit herself to training.

"I’m sorry because Mavete is our medal contender," Afu said. Solomon Islands Deputy Chef De Mission, Golden Kiloko, said it was sad news for the country. "Mavete should go and defend her gold medal she won in Fiji," he said.

Mase had also represented Solomon Islands in the 1999 South Pacific Games in Guam and won a silver medal there. She comes from Western province.

Source: Solomon star

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