Mauke’s Akaiti Purea against Rebecca Puni of Atiu in the women’s superheavyweight division final. Purea won the gold medal. RASHNEEL KUMAR/22101202
Cook Islands Boxing Federation is urging boxers who won medals at the 2022 Cook Islands Games to set goals and represent the nation at upcoming regional and international events.
boxing event which started on Monday at the National Auditorium concluded with
gold medal playoffs on Wednesday night.
were presented in junior women’s middleweight, open women’s middleweight, open
men’s middleweight, open men’s heavyweight, open women’s superheavyweight and
open men’s superheavyweight divisions.
president Elizabeth Ama-Shuster was pleased with the competition level and
encouraged medal winners to keep striving for success at regional and
are encouraging people with medals to use this (games) as a stepping stone, we
are looking for potential national reps and planning to create a training camp.
We encourage these boxers to continue with this journey, especially with
Pacific Games coming up in November next year.”
said it was very encouraging to see the potential out there, adding they are
to support boxers in their bid to compete in top level competitions.
thanked the island teams, participating boxers, and the spectators for their
support during the event.
give thanks and praise to our Heavenly Father for his protection over our three
amazing nights of boxing.
to all our teams that participated in the event and a big meitaki maata to all
our boxers who took up the challenge and stepped in the ring and gave it a go.
that you have done your island proud.”
you to all the sponsors – BCI Bank, Te Aponga Uira, Vodafone, CISNOC and
Ministry of Culture for our venue. Thank you to our boxing committee, referees
and officials and our awesome ring announcer Paul Napa (Lynch) and our families
who worked endlessly in the background - we appreciate you all.
thank you to our supporters and viewers and millions of Kukis around the world
for tuning in and joining us.”
Women’s Middle: Gold – Leah Schuster (Mauke): Open Women’s Middle: Gold –
Charlene Akaruru (Pukapuka), Silver – Bianca Herman (Mangaia), Bronze – Zoe
Twigg (Mauke); Open Men’s Middle: Gold – Scholar Ngatokorua (Pukapuka), Silver
– Jonathan Elisa (Pukapuka), Bronze – Hini Wuatai (Pukapuka); Open Men’s Heavy:
Gold – Michael Schuster (Mauke), Silver – Apera Vavasa (Aitutaki); Open Women’s
Super: Gold – Akaiti Purea (Mauke), Silver – Rebecca Puni (Atiu); Open Men’s
Super: Gold – Teva Hosking-Tinirau (Atiu), Silver – Lindsay Tei (Atiu), Bronze
– Mike Schuster (Mauke).