Happy ladies of Team Aitutaki despite missing out the bronze medal in the Open Women’s beach volleyball semi-final. 22101437
Football and cycling will bring down the curtain to the 2022 Cook Islands Games this afternoon.
sports for the Cook Islands Games wrapped up yesterday except for the football
finals and cycling codes which will take place today.
results were not available when this edition went to press last night. Cook
Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee yesterday said: “To keep things
interesting the medal tally will not be updated till after the closing
ceremony. Islands are still making moves and we want the final results to be a
bit of a surprise.”
were thrilling netball games at the National Indoor Arena in the finals
yesterday. Team Rarotonga defeated Aitutaki to win the U14 and take home the gold.
the open men’s Nines (league) finals, Mauke claimed the gold medal with Mitiaro
settling for silver.
the women’s and men’s beach volleyball, both Pukapuka teams claimed the gold
medals. Rarotonga settled for silver and Palmerston managed bronze in women’s
while in men’s Atiu managed silver and Rarotonga claimed bronze medal.
won gold in women’s cricket over Pukapuka.
Mangaia is tipped to claim the overall title after leading the medal tallies in
all divisions as of Thursday.
fielded one of the biggest teams in the Games competing in all codes.
secretary Annie Kauvarevai said: “Our overall aim was to bring all our
families together, not everyone is able to come together for functions so we
thought to use this Games as a way to bring our people together as one big
family. We are happy to have achieved that.”
“Our aim was to focus on
all divisions from masters aged 45 to 70 and 80 years and our youth. We also
had some youth reps playing in opens division.”
Kauvarevai said while
they were favourites to claim the title, they will wait for the final
“Whatever results come, we
are happy,” she said.
“We have a combined
church service on Sunday at 10am at Avarua Church and our wrap up at Edgewater
Resort from 1pm to 4.30pm.
“We would like to thank
all our supporters and managers from here, Pa Enua, New Zealand, Australia and
abroad on behalf of our head Numangatini Ariki.