Tolosa shines with three gold medals

Friday 30 April 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Other Sports, Sports


Tolosa shines with three gold medals
Tereora College track star Daniel Tolosa. 20082821

Daniel Tolosa won three gold medals in the athletics event at the Cook Islands Youth Games on Wednesday at the National Stadium in Nikao.

Top local sprinter Tolosa won his first gold medal in the Under-18 Boys’ 800 metres run. He clocked 2 minutes 22.62 seconds to finish ahead of Sidney Fimone and Silas Trego, who settled for silver and bronze medals respectively.

Tolosa won the other two gold medals in U18 Boys 200m sprint where he clocked 24.77 seconds and the U18 Boys 100m sprint. His time in the blue-ribbon event was 12.10 seconds.

The athletics event was held in two sessions – in the morning was the Kids Athletics programme for under-13 from five years to 12, and the afternoon session was for the U15 and U18 age groups.

Athletics Cook Islands secretary Ruta Mave said they had some very close races and had to use the photo finish to decide placings.

“Excellent performances in all age groups, and some fun participation as well. Thanks to the team managers who set up Team Wale, Rarotonga. Mangaia and NukzPower as well as individuals who competed. Medals were awarded to the top three boys and girls.

“It was a very successful day, thanks to all the volunteers especially the staff and management of Nautilus Resort for providing their staff to contribute to this community event.

“We would also like to thank CISNOC and their sponsors, BCI for caps, Island Craft for gifting spot prizes and Turamatuitui for the delicious lunch for officials.”


800m Boys – Daniel Tolosa 2”22.62, Sidney Fimone 2”28.19, Silas Trego 2”37.06; 800m Girls – Silia Tangatapoto 2”41.02, Mahana Sijip 2”51.30, Talei Blake 3”12.11; 200m U18 Boys – Daniel Tolosa 24.77, Sidney Fimone 26.63, Nicholas Tearii 28.88; 200m U18 Girls – Teniva Guinea 28.94, Silia Vainepoto 29.87, Kuramaeva Tare 31.01; 200m U15 Boys – George Papalii 25.97, Aurametua Vavia 26.15, Adison Rowe 26.52; 200m U15 Girls – Mahana Sijp 29.61, Merejean Piri 29.62, Rebecca Tangiatua 30.35; 100m U18 Boys – Daniel Tolosa 12.10, Albert Edward 12.84, Nuku Mokoroa 13.32; 100m U18 Girls – Katlyn Karika 13.68, Silia Vainepoto 13.88, Teniva Guinea 14.25; 100m U15 Boys – Aurametua Vavia 12.31, George Papalii 12.65, Ulysis Ayo 12.83; 100m U15 Girls – Merejean Piri 14.10, Mahana Sijp 14.41, Rebecca Tangiataurua 14.43; Discus U15 Boys – Maea Inatea 27.94m, Jorden Peraua 24.24; Discus U15 Girls – Emma Papalii 25.00m, Emii Ringi-Akava 18.45m; Discus U18 Boys – Troy Matutu 29.13m, Kevin Haurua 25.82m, Albert Edward 23.63m; Discus U18 Girls – Temira Metuangaro 29.82m, Teremanuia Tangimataiti 18.30m, Tehina Utakea 17.91m; Shotput U13 (3kg) Boys – Teariki Metuangaro 10.8m, Eli Kempton 7.89m; Shotput U13 Girls – Azaliyah Wichman 5.98m, Gabby Tolosa 5.39m; Shotput U16 (4kg) Boys – Ora Metua 10.94m, Maea Inatea 10.04m, Jordan Peraua 9.80m; Shotput U16 Girls – Emma Papalii 9.05m, Emii Akava 8.54m, Yannieka Tinirau 7.97m; Shotput U18 (5kg) Boys – Troy Matutu 11.12m, Tumaru Tarauia 11.07m, Albert Edward 10.92m; Shotput U18 Girls – Tehina Utakea 9.72m, Teremanuia Tangitamaiti 8.56m, Kareanna Hangai 8.37m; Long Jump U18 Boys – Maru Teraitoa 5.79m, Nuku Mokoroa 5.46m, Silas Trego 5.39m; LJ U18 Girls – Estelle Short 4.25m, Kuramaeva Tare 4.19m, Aniva Hallin 4.12m; LJ U15 Boys – Rowland Mateyawa 5.22m, Aurametua Vavia 5.12m, Tepa Kelly 4.83m; LJ U15 Girls – Maihanarei Short 4.45m, Mavis Makara 4.03m, Tashi Kopu 3.99m.