30 Jul 2012

Sport: Guam's Pilar Shimizu swims personal best time in London

6:38 am on 30 July 2012

Guam's Pilar Shimizu has swam a personal best time in the women's 100m breaststroke heats on day three of the London Olympics.

The 16 year old finished second in the opening heat in a time of 1.15.76, fulfilling her aim of swimming under one minute 16 seconds.

Shimizu says she has never been as nervous as she was before her race.

Fiji's Matelita Buadromo was third in the same heat in a time of 1.16.33, but both were well off the semi final pace.

Meanwhile on day two in the pool, Tonga's Amini Fonua won his 100m breaststroke heat but still wasn't fast enough to advance to the semi finals.

Fonua had been hoping to swim under a minute and two seconds but managed 1.03.65, which, while enough to win the opening heat, was slower than every time in the other five heats.

In Judo, Papua New Guinea's Raymond Ovinou lost his opening bout against Armenia's Armen Nazaryan in the men's under 66kg class.

Solomon Islands Tony Lamo won his first match in the under 60kg class, before falling to Sofiane Milous in the round of 16.

Fijian weightlifter Manueli Tulo finished sixth in the men's 56kg class, snatching 105kg and clean and jerking 128kg for a total of 233kg.

North Korea's Yun Chol Om won the event with an Olympic Record of 293kg.

In the women's 53kg class, PNG's Dika Toua finishd 14th, snatching 79kg and clean and jerking 95kg for a total of 174kg.

Meanwhile Vanuatu table tennis duo Anolyn Lulu and Yoshua Sing were beaten in the men's and women's singles.

Lulu lost her preliminary round match against Brazil's Ligia Silva, while compatriot Sing also bowed out at the same stage against Cuba's Andy Perreira.