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Golden start for Vanuatu table tennis


Vanuatu won gold in the Table Tennis women’s team event on Wednesday evening at Harvest Centre Faleata, defeating Fiji 3-1 in an exciting final.


A tearful Stephanie Qwea from Team Vanuatu said: “It means a lot to me, and it’s a privilege that we won gold in the team events, I’m just so happy.”


Fiji had to settle for silver, and their coach Chanung Jung said they “will train harder” in future.


New Caledonia beat Tahiti in the bronze medal match.


Following a high energy bout of matches in the men’s team event, Tahiti walked away with gold, defeating New Caledonia 3-1.


Fiji took home bronze after defeating Vanuatu.


Table tennis continues on Thursday morning as the singles and doubles tournaments get underway.

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