|Congressman Faleomavaega announced today that he has
been informed that three women Samoan athletes have qualified to participate
in the Summer Olympic games in Sydney, Australia.
Ms. Seilala Su’a, a student at the University of California at Los
Angeles (UCLA) won the discus event at the recent national track and field
trials and thereby qualified for the team.
“It is my understanding that there are two other women who have
qualified for the Olympics,” said Faleomavaega. “Ms. Lisa Misipeka
will be representing American Samoa in the hammer throw, and Ms. Bernice
Faumuina will be representing New Zealand in a field event as well.”
“This is the first time in history that three Samoan women athletes
will be participating in the World Olympic games, and it shows again what
Samoans can do with proper training,” concluded the Congressman.