Daniel Tolosa at the Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands last year. ACI / 24020234
Athletics Cook Islands is ready for another busy year and looks forward to more achievements.
Tolosa will be competing in Athletics Cook Islands’ first international
competition of the year – the World Indoor Championship in Glasgow on March 1.
the 2023 Track Athlete of the Year for his performance at the Pacific Games in
Honiara, Tolosa impressed by reaching the 100 metres and 200m semi-finals,
setting new personal bests, and chasing down the Cook Islands record with a new
national mark of 3:28.74 in the 4x400 metres relay.
in 2019, he reached the 100m semi-finals at the New Zealand Secondary Schools
Athletic Champs before unfortunately fracturing his toes and missing the
to training saw him achieve personal bests in the 100m and 200m at the 2022
Oceania Athletics Championships, his first international outing, while also
contributing to the Cook Islands youth team’s bronze medal in the 4x100m relay.
president Simone Fe’ao previously identified Tolosa as an athlete to watch for
are also underway for the World Cross Country Championship in Belgrade, Serbia,
on March 30.
said trials have been completed, and the selected male and female athletes will
be announced soon.
year, Andrew Logan and Maya Postrzygacz represented Cook Islands at the event
held in Bathurst, Australia.
emphasised continued development of local talent, coaching, and officials.
in local events, preparation for the June 2024 Oceania Champs in Suva, Fiji,
and hosting the World Kids Athletics Day on May 7 are all on the agenda.
to build on the momentum we have from the Pacific Games and get some great
results at Oceania Champs.”
their 2023 Global Challenge win, Athletics Cook Islands aims to involve even
more islands in the World Kids Athletics Day.
be reaching out to the Pa Enua with more details.
focus is to build up our infrastructure–development programmes, coaching team,
qualified officials, and administrative systems so that we can grow to a new
Cook Islands invites anyone interested in participating as an athlete,
official, or coach to get in touch.