Apia Park Stadium Erupts With Samoa’s First Gold

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  • BIRTH OF A STAR Kelvin Masoe, gold medal winner in the mens long jump
    BIRTH OF A STAR Kelvin Masoe, gold medal winner in the mens long jump

The Apia Park Stadium exploded into wild celebrations today from the home fans, when Samoa struck a rare golden moment in track and field events.

Kelvin Masoe made himself a national hero by winning the gold medal in the mens long jump.

The golden feat is exceptional in an event Samoa is not known for.

Athletics is not in the same powerhouse status as weightlifting and boxing for the host country.

The gold tops up an earlier limelight burst when the  20 year old heroic surprised many by placing third to dash off with the bronze medal in the mens 100m sprint.

Masoe’s home island of Savai’i will be celebrating with the loudest cheers coming from his home villages of Asau and Satuiatua.