|Nationality||Papua New Guinean|
|Born||26 June 1954|
Wavala Kali (born 26 June 1954) is a Papua New Guinean sprinter. He competed in the men's 200 metres and the men's 400 m at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
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