With only three spaces on the podium, the pressure was piled on this morning as player’s competed for the Bronze medal in the Individual event at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games.
New Caledonian second seed, Johanna Kou, completed her set of coloured medals in the Mixed Doubles after winning Gold in 2007 and Silver in 2011 (with Marc Antoine Desaymoz), following up with a bronze medal in 2019 after a comfortable win in today’s play-off match with fellow compatriot, Morgan Paitio.
- Morgan Paitio/Johanna Kou  (NCL) vs Yohan De Geoffroy/ Cecilia Moussy (NCL) 21-15 21-10
Tahiti’s Coralie Bouttin will walk home with three medals from the Individual event this evening after winning her bronze medal match with Esther Tau. Bouttin will return to court in the Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles Gold Medal play-offs later today.
- Coralie Bouttin/Esther Tau (TAH) vs Alissa Dean/Danielle Whiteside (FIJ) 21-15 21-15
The first game was an even contest between the two Tahitian’s as both players were always within easy reach of each other at 11-10. Quentin edged through the first game, before Beaubois fought back to take the second game. Determined not to repeat yesterday’s Semi-Final, where Beaubois had a 19-16 lead in the third and final end, the 17-year-old Tahitian maintained his composure to secure the bronze medal.
- Louis Beaubois (TAH) vs Quentin Bernaix (TAH) 18-21 22-20 21-17
Fiji’s Danielle Whiteside made up for her earlier Women’s Doubles disappointment after taking the bronze medal in the singles. High on adrenaline, the Fijian shuttler played through the pain as she coped with a hip and ankle injury, but pulled through in three gruelling games against the bronze medalist from the two previous Pacific Games, Johanna Kou,
- Danielle Whiteside  (FIJ) vs Johanna Kou (NCL) 21-16 19-21 21-19
Morgan Paitio doubled up on his bronze medal tally in the individual event after taking the Mixed Doubles bronze earlier this morning. Alongside Ronan Ho-Yagues, the pair made up for their extremely narrow defeat in yesterday’s Semi-Final and defeated Fiji’s Ali and Feussner to lock in their space on the podium this evening.
- Ronan Ho-Yagues/Morgan Paitio  (NCL) vs Ahmad Ali/Martin Feussner (FIJ) 21-12 21-18
The Gold Medal matches will commence from 2pm this afternoon, followed by the medal ceremony at 6.30pm.
Watch on the live stream here.