Team Cook Islands’ chances of winning their first medals in athletics were dashed after the country’s top middle-distance runner pulled out of the 800-metre race due to illness on Sunday at the Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Losirene Lacanivalu reports from Honiara.
The Cook Islands football men’s and women’s football teams were asked by their governing body to forfeit their playoff matches at the Pacific Games without the knowledge of Team Cook Islands management.
The Cook Islands swim team’s journey at the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands, has been nothing short of remarkable. The two swimmers and the management team will return home this week with seven medals and two games records, a testament to their hard work and determination.