Tahitian twin sisters displayed an epic showdown in women’s Table Tennis
By Lynton A. Filia
Tahitian twin sisters, Keala Tehahetua and Kelley Tehahetua delivered an impressive performance in the final of the Table Tennis double event, against Vanuatu, at the Multipurpose Hall yesterday.
Their display in the women’s doubles category captured the audience’s attention with excellent skill and determination.
Despite their loss in the final match, which saw them securing silver medal, the Tahitian duo, left a lasting impression in Honiara before Vanuatu secured their historic first gold medal.
The Tehahetua sisters narrowly missed the gold, however expressed their excitement at bringing home medals for Tahiti.
Their performance added meaningfully to Tahiti’s overall standing, elevating their medal tally to an impressive record of 22 gold, 29 silver, and 35 bronze, which is totaled to 86 medals. This achievement solidified Tahiti’s position, placing them third in the rankings on Day 6 of the 17th Pacific Games.
The match, filled with moments of intensity and skilful plays, highlighted the competitiveness and sportsmanship of both teams. The determination displayed by the Tahitian duo earned admiration, showcasing not only their talent but also their firm commitment on the table tennis sports.
Throughout the match, both teams showcased captivating play, finishing in an intense face-off during the finals. Despite the commendable effort from the Tehahetua sisters, it was Vanuatu’s Anolyn Lulu and Tommy Priscilla who emerged victorious, clinching the first gold medal for Team Vanuatu.
Vanuatu’s triumph marks a historic milestone for their nation, marking their inaugural gold medal in table tennis at the 2023 Pacific Games. Anolyn Lulu and Tommy Priscilla’s performance will be engraved in memory for their remarkable persistence, skill, and significant contribution to Vanuatu’s sporting achievements.
On Day 6 of the 17th Pacific Games, Vanuatu claimed their first gold medal alongside 3 silver and 4 bronze medals, culminating in a total of 7 medals for their nation. –ENDS