AFTER the long, tiring week for the National Games in Santo, Tafea Province has taken the torch to be the next host for the 2018 National Games.
The National Games Media Volunteers confirmed, the national games was closed with the games torch being passed to Tafea Province who will be the next host for the National Games in 2018.
Meanwhile they confirmed Port Vila was ranked number one in the medal tally after its athletes scored the highest number of medals in most of the games.
They confirmed Port Vila scored the highest in gold medals of a total of 21 gold medals, 10 silver and 10 bronze totaling up to 41 medals.
The runner up was Tafea Province scored 10 gold, 12 silver and 15 bronze medals totaling 37 medals.
Ranked third, Malampa Province scored 11 gold medals, 11 silver and 12 bronze medals – a total of 34 medals.
Sanma Province athletes came fourth with five gold, ten silver and seven bronze medals totaling up to 22 medals achieved.
Shefa Province ranked fifth with four gold medals, eight silver and one bronze totaling up to 13 medals achieved.
Luganville ranked sixth, winning two gold medals, one silver and four bronze medals gained totaling up to seven medals.
Torba Province came seventh with two gold medals, four silver and no bronze totaling up to six medals achieved.
Penama Province ranked eighth with two gold medals won, no silver and bronze totaling up to two medals achieved in the medal tally.
In addition in the team games, Shefa Football Team became the champion of the Vanuatu National Games Football defeating Malampa football, 3-1 in the grand final.
Again Shefa gained the new champion of futsal in Vanuatu after defeating Malampa 7-3 in the grand final.
Penama defeated Shefa in the Men’s Volleyball Competition, 3-0, claiming one of their gold medals. And the Port Vila Women’s Volleyball Team won gold in the women’s volleyball competition.
However, Shefa defeated Port Vila in the Men’s Basketball Grand Final by a close margin of 42 – 40. But the Port Vila Women’s Basketball put that out to defeat Shefa 39-37 and gained their gold medal.