Fifth is a first for Samoa
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.