SOL23: Australia’s Nash Lowis clinches last-gasp gold in men’s javelin

Men’s javelin was tightly contested at Sol2023. Photos: Danzo Kakadi, Pacific Games News Service

Australian athlete Nash Lowis’ last attempt throw clinched gold for Australia in the men’s javelin throw at the Sol2023 Pacific Games in Honiara on Monday night.

In a strong field of 17 athletes, which included the gold and bronze medallists from Samoa 2019 Pacific Games, 24-year-old Lowis emerged victorious with his final throw of 74.80 metres.

Speaking after the event he said,

“I started off a bit rocky in the beginning but managed to pull out something reasonable, well enough to win gold,” he told the Pacific Games News Service.

He added: “I am trying to qualify for Paris (2024 Olympic Games), but I am working full-time at the moment so am trying to juggle this and that”.

Felise Vahai Sosaia from New Caledonia, the defending champion from Samoa 2019, was able to claim silver with a throw 71.96 meters. Bronze went to Donny Tuimaseve of Samoa with a 69.84m throw, also in his last attempt of the event.

By Donaldson Saepioh and Jeffson Aghi, Pacific Games News Service