Stone rock-solid to defend gold medal

first_imgRunning his season’s best time last weekend, recording 47.81 seconds in his 400m race will ring bells that the Central Province man will be no pushover in his pet event.In a chat with Loop PNG, Stone said, “I want to defend (my gold medal) that’s the aim and yes my form is coming back but I have to accept the fact that there are others who are gunning for that too so it’s a challenge that I accept.”With the 400m event a potential 1,2,3 finish for Papua New Guinea with elite 400m runners running good times, Stone knows he has to make up for lost time after an injury plagued season.The national 400m record holder said he has fully recovered from injury and it’s “all good now.”“Nothing really to say but all I can say is I‘ll let my running do the talking and God will decide. I’ll just hope for the best.”Stone is still in Brisbane and expected to arrive in Port Moresby before the opening ceremony.last_img read more