25 Jul 2014

Sport: Pacific athletes still awaiting first medal

1:55 pm on 25 July 2014

There were no medals for the Pacific athletes competing on day one of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, although a handful did achieve personal best efforts.

English triathlete Jodie Stimpson won the first medal of the Games, with Papua New Guinea's Rachael Sapera James finishing in a share of last place.

Compatriots Casmer Kamangip and Polihau Popeliau we're also at the rear in the men's race, alongside Solomon Islands pair Stanley Ofasisili and Jad Godfrey Nalo.

Fiji swimmer Tieri Erasito won her heat in the women's 100m butterfly in a time of 1.08.08, although it wasn't fast enough to earn a place in the semi finals.

PNG swimmer Stanford Kawale swam a personal best time of 26.93 seconds in his 50m butterfly heat, while Tegan McCarthy equalled her best time in the 100m butterfly.

Vanuatu judoka Joe Mahit won his opening bout in the men's under 66kg division before being knocked out in the last 16.