Welcome to this week’s Weekly Recap: 13th of November to 19th of November. This week’s edition we will look at:

  • Josephine Pinto receives IAAF Veteran Pin
  • Angeline receives 2019 Aktive Student Official of the Year
  • 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai
  • World Mountain Running Championships in Argentine
  • Chow Games in Fiji
  • Around Island Relay in Norfolk Island

Oceania Athletics Association

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Josephine Pinto Receives IAAF Veteran Pin
Josephine Pinto, a longtime track and field technical official and administrator on Guam, was recently awarded the prestigious International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Veteran Pin award by the world athletics governing body for her long and meritorious service to the course of world athletics within the IAAF. Pinto was one of three recipients from the Oceania Area and one of 18 worldwide to be recognized at the 52nd IAAF Congress in Doha, Qatar in September. She was unable to attend the ceremony in Qatar but was presented the award by the Guam Track and Field Association (GTFA) earlier this week.

Article Credit: Guam Track & Field Association
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Congratulations Angeline: 2019 Aktive Student Official of the Year
The 29th Annual Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards were held Thursday at Eden Park. Angelina Revell-Lewis of Avondale College won the Aktive Student Official of the Year.
Angelina has been an active Technical Official for the Oceania Athletics Association for a number of years. She is one of our youngest and yet most mature Technical Officials and is a welcome addition to our Technical Officials’ Panels in the Oceania Area.
We wish Angelina all the best with her studies – we know she has a very bright future in the sport of Athletics.

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Athletics Australia

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World Para Athletics Championships

World Mountain Running Championships
The World Mountain Running Championships were held in Argentina over the weekend.
A team of 13 Australians went on the journey to compete with a number of the squad basing in Chile before making the trip across the Andes into Argentina.

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Athletics New Zealand

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World Mountain Running Championships
Final preparations underway for the NZ team at the World Mountain Running champs in Argentina – what a venue.

World Para Athletics Championships
The New Zealand team ends the competition with 5 medals:

  • Gold Shot Put F37: Lisa Adams
  • Silver 200m T36: Danielle Aitchison
  • Silver Long Jump T47: Anna Grimaldi
  • Silver Javelin F46: Holly Robinson
  • Bronze 400m T36: William Stedman

Athletics Fiji

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2019 Chow Games
A mighty congratulations to team Suva for taking out the Girls’, Boys’ and Overall titles this year!!

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Athletics Norfolk Island

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Around Island Relay
The 2019 Around the Island Relay welcomed nearly 70 participants ranging in age from 8 through to 78 and despite the start time adjustments having to be made for the recent impact of daylight saving, everyone made the start line on time and keen to tackle the 25 or so kilometers of one of the worlds most picturesque road relay locations.
Sunday the 3rd of November dawned a little overcast but it also delivered the perfect conditions for the staging of the Relay. A briefing on safety and course layout from the officials was the usual entree to the main event and with the individual walkers and those tasked with the first leg of the team walk event ready and rearing to race the mass start got underway at 6.00am.

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