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Praise for bowlers

Wednesday April 11, 2018 Written by Published in Other Sports

Former minister of sport Mark Brown has congratulated lawn bowler’s Taiki Paniani and Aidan Zittersteijn for their historic bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.


The current finance minister, Brown has attended games before in his previous capacity, and during his time they identified lawn bowls as a sport in which the Cook Islands could be competitive.

“It’s hugely exciting to get this news Sunday night. Getting our first medal at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) is tremendous, and to the two young boys that won the medal, it is even more exciting,” Brown said.

“This is a great achievement for our whole Cook Islands national sport, and when they come back I think we should put on a proper celebration.”

Meanwhile, swimmer Wesley Roberts finished sixth in the 1500 metres freestyle final with a time of 15 minutes 40.36 seconds which was outside his personal best and just under a minute off the gold medal winner.

Alex Beddoes finished seventh in his 800m heat with a time of 1 minute 51.64s which is a new national record. He placed 20th overall which puts him out of the final.

In the women’s 200m swim, Patricia Taea finished with a time of 24.91s which put her out of semi-final contention.

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