Fifth is a first for Samoa

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

At 26, he has al­ready been par­tic­i­pat­ing in the sport for more than two decades and the re­sults continue to ma­te­ri­alise for wood­chop­per Charles Hall.

The Toko­roa ath­lete com­peted in the Stihl Tim­ber­sports World Cham­pi­onships on Septem­ber 7 and 8 where he rep­re­sented Samoa.

Hall was part of the four-man group com­pet­ing about 25 other teams from around the world.

‘‘Yeah, it was pretty good. We ended up fifth over­all out of 25 teams.

‘‘It was good to meet all of the other com­peti­tors. It was a good ex­pe­ri­ence,’’ he said.

He also said the tour­na­ment marked the first oc­ca­sion that Samoa been rep­re­sented.

‘‘Our first round was like a time trial and I think we ended up eighth or ninth af­ter the time trial. Then we got an­other go at it.

‘‘ The first team we went up against was Poland, our next was Ger­many and then we went up against the United States in the quar­ter-fi­nal and we were beaten.’’

The over­all win­ners of the Stihl Tim­ber­sports World Cham­pi­onships was the New Zealand crew, headed by cham­pion wood­chop­per Ja­son Wyn­yard.

RE­SULTS CONTINUE: Toko­roa wood­chop­per Charles Hall, 26, was a mem­ber of the Samoan wood­chop­ping team that came fifth at the Stihl Tim­ber­sports World Cham­pi­onships in Nor­way.

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