Pacific Sprint Queen Toea Wisil will travel to the United States this week competing for the first time since December 2020. With the Olympic qualification period ending June 29th and her international competition campaign extending to mid-June, Wisil remains positive and is optimistic about her chances of qualifying for the Tokyo Games. Qualification is achievable by reaching the standard performance or by event in the IAAF World Ranking system. The final list of qualified athletes will be released by World Athletics on July 1st.
Multinational athletes, some of USA Track and Field and the college system’s best will set the scene for tough competition in states like Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas and Florida. Toea will be based in New Mexico with her Coach Dior Lowry under good weather conditions, the altitude is a bit lower than Goroka at 1,100 meters and she will have some advantages training on a synthetic track.
Before departing, Wisil will receive safety recommendations from PNG medical staff while Lowry will reinforce and provide additional; based on his experience in the medical profession.
Coincidently, the Junior College Track and Field National Championships will take place in Texas; and the senior athlete would like to provide some words of encouragement to the PNG athletes at Cloud and Southwestern community colleges during her stay.