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Toea Wisil

Toea Wisil
Personal information
Born (1988-01-01) January 1, 1988
Banz, Western Highlands
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Country  Papua New Guinea
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100 metres
Updated on 3 July 2013.

Toea Wisil (1 January 1988) is an athlete from Papua New Guinea who specializes in sprint.[1] She was selected as her nation's flag bearer at the 2012 Summer Olympics Parade of Nations.[2] In her race, she impressed American TV announcer Ato Bolden by running an eased up 11.60 into a strong headwind, the number one qualifier from the preliminary round of the 100 m. She was equally impressive in the quarterfinal, beating the field including Allyson Felix out of the blocks and coming within .05 of qualifying to the semi-final round, finishing ahead of athletes that did not need to run in the preliminary round.

Personal bests

  • 100 m: 11.41 s (wind: -0.7 m/s) Melbourne, 6 April 2013
  • 200 m: 23.46 s NR (wind: +1.6 m/s) Brisbane, 10 March 2012
  • 400 m: 53.19 s NR Gold Coast, 14 August 2010


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Papua New Guinea
2004 Oceania Youth Championships Townsville, Australia 2nd 200 m 25.91
2nd 400 m 58.82
2nd 800 m medley relay 1:52.04
2005 World Youth Championships Marrakesh, Morocco 5th (h) 200 m 25.04 s (wind: +0.7 m/s)
4th (h) 400 m 57.55 s
South Pacific Mini Games Koror, Palau 3rd 100 m 12.43 s (wind: +0.1 m/s)
3rd 200 m 25.65 s w (wind: +2.1 m/s)
2nd 400 m 57.91 s
2nd 4x100 m relay 49.16 s
1st 4x400 m relay 3:58.97 min
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 6th (h) 400 56.72 s
1st 4x400 m relay 3:47.88 min NR
World Junior Championships Beijing, China 6th (h) 100 m 12.17 s (wind: +0.1 m/s)
7th (h) 4x100 m relay 48.40 s
Oceania Championships Apia, Samoa 2nd 100 m 12.03 s (wind: +0.2 m/s)
3rd 200 m 24.53 s (wind: +0.8 m/s)
3rd 400 m 57.26 s
1st 4x100 m relay 48.30 s
2nd Mixed 800 m medley relay 1:37.95 min
2007 Pacific Games Apia, Samoa 3rd 100 m 12.00 s (wind: +0.1 m/s)
3rd 200 m 24.34 s (wind: +0.3 m/s)
2nd 400 m 55.15 s
1st 4x100 m relay 45.99 s
1st 4x400 m relay 3:40.55 min GR
2008 Oceania Championships Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 2nd 100 m 11.94 s (wind: -1.2 m/s)
2nd 200 m 24.45 s (wind: -2.1 m/s)
1st 4x100 m relay 47.27 s
2010 Oceania Championships Cairns, Australia 1st 100 m 11.85 s (wind: +1.0 m/s)
1st 200 m 23.63 s w (wind: +2.6 m/s)
4th 400 m 55.87 s
1st 4x100 m relay 46.86 s CR
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 4th 100 m 11.52 s (wind: +0.2 m/s)
7th 200 m 23.84 s (wind: +0.8 m/s)
5th (h) 4x400 m relay 3:40.40 min NR
2011 Pacific Games Nouméa, New Caledonia 1st 100 m 11.96 s (wind: +0.3 m/s)
1st 200 m 24.61 s (wind: -1.1 m/s)
1st 400 m 54.94 s
1st 4x100 m relay 46.30 s
1st 4x400 m relay 3:45.32 min
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 4th (h) 100 m 11.27 s w (wind: +2.2 m/s)
2013 Oceania Championships Papeete, French Polynesia 1st 100 m 11.90 s (wind: -0.7 m/s)
1st 200 m 24.45 s (wind: -1.1 m/s)


  1. ^ BBC Sport
  2. ^ Staff (27 July 2012). "Wisil to be Team PNG Flag Bearer for Olympic Games".  

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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Ryan Pini
Flagbearer for  Papua New Guinea
London 2012
Succeeded by
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