Sadly this will also be his last for Team PNG. Raymond stepped onto the Olympic mat as a first Papua New Guinean Judoka in the 2012 London Olympics and 3 years later, jeis on another Olympic voyage, this time for Rio de Janeiro.Currently ranked 122 in the world and competing in the 66kg division, Ovinou will be Team PNG’s lone Judo representative to Rio.He is currently in Japan for training until the lead up to the South American qualifier-Panam Open in Argentina in March.In April he will also be fighting for merits in Canberra, Australia.For Judo the qualifiers are assessed through merit points that through participating in recognized competitions.The more points you have the greater chance you have of qualifying.He is currently ranked third in his division in Oceania. which placed him in a better position to qualify on merit because on each continent they have a quota of number of athletes that can qualify from that continent and Raymond is looking good on merit.He still has two fights that may still determine his condition but looks confident enough on merit to qualify for the second and final Olympic show.
vs. Date Grade vs. 1st Pool A 1st Pool A 3rd placed Pool A 1st Pool B A-Reserve 9 7 2nd placed Pool A Grade Bye U19s 1205 8 3 vs. Wanderers 1300 2nd placed 3rd placed Pool A 3rd placed Pool B vs. Wanderers P 2nd placed Pool B 3rd placed Pool A Result Women 5th placed V/Hunters A-Reserve Bye Women Harlequins Loser Game 2 (Sat) Team vs. 2nd placed Pool A Team Wanderers Brothers Team 1st Pool B Result Women U19s 3rd placed Pool B 1st Pool A 10 Defence 3rd placed Pool B 1100 Defence Time 1530 4 vs. 1355 Result Result Crusaders Harlequins 1-May-16 Game # Winner Game 3 (Sat) 4th placed 5 CRU’s Paul Joseph urged all teams to turn up on time for games. He said finals will start at 11am with the U19s game between Brothers and Wanderers.He said entry and exit to the stadium is via the gate opposite Vision City.Gate fees are: Vehicles – K10 including driver (passengers must pay as charged), adults – K5 and children – K2.Game # 1st placed – Spartans 2 Brothers vs. Harlequins 1st Pool B 1530 6 2nd placed Pool B Time 1100 2nd placed Pool A vs. 1355 Nova Women Defence Wanderers 2nd placed Pool B 1 Harlequins Premier Sisters University vs. University Brothers Winner Game 2 (Sat) 3rd placed 1st placed Spartans Team 1205 vs. Nova 1300 Defence