Action continues at athletics games

Thursday 29 April 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Other Sports, Sports


Action continues at athletics games
Action during the 2021 Cook Islands Youth Games. 21042819

Nia Remuera emerges out of the sandpit after completing his long jump attempt on day three of the 2021 Cook Islands Youth Games yesterday.

More than 100 youngsters competed in the athletics events at the National Stadium in Nikao.

Athletics Cook Islands secretary Ruth Tangiiau Mave said they had two sessions – morning was Kids Athletics programme for under-13 from five years to 12 and the afternoon session was for U15 and U18 age groups.

“We ran a 6x station circuit which had 2x Run, 2x Jump and 2x Throw in the kids athletics programme. The stations had fun progressive elements for the child’s development age.  It is designed to build the right skills, coordination, strength, balance and speed which will be the foundation for the adult events,” Mave said.

“There were about 70 kids divided per their age group, all about participation and proved very inclusive of all children.”

The U15 and U18 competitions featured six events 100 metres, 200m, 800m, long jump, shotput and discus.

The results were being compiled when this edition went to print last night. Full results in tomorrow’s edition. The Youth Games will continue today with touch rugby followed by beach handball tomorrow.