SERENA Hunter has finally broken Team Cook Islands’ hoodoo at the Pacific Games, winning the country’s first gold medal in the regional meet at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea yesterday.
In the shock result of the oe vaka competition so far Papua New Guinea has beaten world champion Tahiti to claim a famous title in the women’s V12 500m vaka event at the Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games on Tuesday.
Members of the women’s paddling team greet the silver medal winning men’s paddling team off the water with huge cheers of support and hugs all round as all the supporters revelled in the success of the men’s team. See more photos in the gallery below.
Elite paddler and mother of four Serena Hunter returned home this week to a hero’s welcome after smashing the Molokai Solo at the weekend and in doing so, inspired her Pacific Games paddling crew.