The track queen of the Pacific, Toea Wisil has been disciplined for unsporting action and will be absent from the upcoming Commonwealth Games next month.
The sprinter has been disciplined for unsporting actions at the Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila three months ago and after relations with her coaches in Australia broke down, she is back in PNG, trying to get her athletics program back on course.
Wisil has won a handful of gold medals at successive Pacific Games, and just last year she became the first athlete from PNG to take out the Australian sprint double, winning both the 100 metres and 200 metres at the national championships.
While it is a bitter blow for the PNG team to head to the Gold Coast without their star athlete, the president of Athletics PNG, Tony Green, said Wisil's career was by no means over yet.
It is a problem that Green acknowledges, but one that he believes can be overcome.
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