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Five top national athletes will be awarded with highest recognition from the National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) tomorrow night at the National Museum.

The athletes are veteran long distance runner Chris Votu, youngest gold medalist Betty Babalu, weightlifters Jeanlyn Wini and Hapilyn Iro and futsal captain Elliot Ragomo.

The five athletes were indentified by NOCSI for achieving the best results during their participation in the international competition.

Weightlifters Iro and Wini were given the recognition for their great achievements during the recent Mini Games.

The duos won three silver medals each in their first appearance in the international games.

Also, three top athletes’ coaches will be awarded. They are weightlifting Leslie Ata, athletics David Dausabea and Martin Rara.

NOCSI President Fred Maetoloa said the award ceremony was to show recognition of the outstanding achievement in the field of sport.

This is the first of its kind to be held, he said, wish should encourage others athletes to achieve high goals in the future competition.

(By Charles Kadamana)