Papua New Guinea at the Commonwealth Games

Papua New Guinea at the
Commonwealth Games
CGF code PNG
CGA Papua New Guinea Sports Federation and Olympic Committee
Ranked 26th
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
British Commonwealth Games
  • 1970
  • 1974
Commonwealth Games

Papua New Guinea made its Commonwealth Games début in the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Western Australia. The country has competed in fourteen editions of the Games to date.

Since 1962, Papua New Guinea have won a total of 14 medals in 5 sports. Weightlifting has been the most successful sport with 6 medals followed by Boxing with 3, Lawn bowls with 2, Swimming with 2, and Shooting with 1 medal.


After the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Papua New Guinea ranks 26th on the All-time Commonwealth Games medal table.

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List of gold medallists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 GoldGeua Tau1990 AucklandLawn BowlsSingles-Women
 GoldRyan Pini2006 MelbourneSwimmingMen's 100 metres butterfly
 GoldDika Toua2014 GlasgowWeightliftingWomen's 53 kg
 Gold Steven Kari 2014 Glasgow Weightlifting Men's 94 kg
2018 Gold Coast Weightlifting Men's 94 kg

Geua Vada Tau won the country's first Commonwealth gold by defeating New Zealand's Millie Khan 25-18 in lawn bowls (women's singles) during the 1990 Commonwealth Games.

Papua New Guinea's second gold medal came in 2006 Commonwealth Games, when Ryan Pini won the men's 100m butterfly event in swimming, with a time of 52.64 seconds.

Games Summary

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank Competitors Officials Flag Bearer Opening Flag Bearer Closing
1962 Perth001117
1966 Kingston010120
1970 Edinburgh0000-
1974 Christchurch0000-
1978 Edmonton010118
1982 Brisbane0000-
1990 Auckland100119
1994 Victoria010120
1998 Kuala Lumpur001132
2002 Manchester0000-
2006 Melbourne110218
2010 Delhi010129Barbara Stubbings
2014 Glasgow200216Steven Kari
2018 Gold Coast120322Vero Nime
2022 BirminghamFuture event

Notable Achievements

First medal

  • Keneth Hopkins won Papua New Guinea's first ever Commonwealth Games medal in Boxing during the nation's debut commonwealth games in 1962. It was a bronze medal in the men's 71 kg category.

First gold medal

Most gold medals

Most medals

  • Dika Toua is the country's most decorated athlete at the Commonwealth games with 3 medals (1 gold and 2 silvers) in Weightlifting. The weightlifter won gold in 2014 and silver medals 1 in 2006 and the other in 2018.


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