Samoa PM Tuilaepa in bronze medal contention

Samoa's prime minister has turned back time to qualify for the archery competition at the Pacific Games at the grand age of 74. Picture: WIC NEWS

APIA, 12 JULY 2019 (SAMOA GOVT) – Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has made it to the medal contention round and may win a bronze medal in archery.

He will be competing in the Mixed Doubles Compound Category along with one of the youngest member of the Samoa archery team and bronze medallist Naifoua Vise Timai.

They will be taking on Tahiti for the bronze in Fridays’ finals.

And while the Prime Minister is reserving his predictions saying that he will do his talking on the field, 19- year old Timai is overly confident.

“To compete side by side with Samoa’s longest serving Prime Minister to represent Samoa? I don’t have the words to describe it,” said the Leulumoega Fou College graduate.

She added that winning her first bronze medal on her Pacific Games and international competition debut  Tuesday  was” extra special,” but with the Prime Minister on her corner on Friday, she is confident that with the “Almighty’s blessings” coupled with their will power, they will accomplish their mission to win another medal for Samoa.

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