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Government celebrates the achievement of Team Tonga at Pacific Games

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 31/07/2019

The Government hosted a special welcoming program for Team Tonga following their great achievement made during the Pacific Games earlier this month.

Tonga for the first collected nine (9) gold medals and a total of 29 medals from the Pacific Games.

As part of the government’s appreciation of Team Tonga’s hard work with the great outcomes, the Government awarded more than 60 thousand pa’anga to the medalists.

Speaking during the program, Prime Minister praised the team’s hard work and said, the government is in debt to their parents and trainers for all the support given them during and after the games and they are impressed.

A Tongan medalist Mosese Foliaki represented Team Tonga and thanked the Prime Minister and the government for their continuous support and for believing in them while they represented the country.

Foliaki said, there were challenges faced on the way, but inside him he would always remember the athlete’s theme a quote from the bible stating the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.

He then urged the team on the importance to do their best, and to always strive for the best.

Last night’s program was attended by cabinet Ministers, members of the diplomatic corps and many guests.

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