Mangaia Enua takes on Team Manihiki on the first day of the netball competition yesterday. Picture: MELINA ETCHES/22101308
Team Mangaia Enua, the mighty maroons, are set to be crowned the 2022 Cook Islands Games champions after maintaining a steady lead in the games medal tally.
remained consistently in the lead in the Youth, Opens and Masters divisions of
this year’s Cook Islands Games competition which ends tomorrow with a closing
ceremony at the National Stadium.
On day 10 of the
Games yesterday, tally points from the Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic
Committee (CISNOC) show Mangaia leading the youth division with 186 points,
followed by Mitiaro with 130 and Aitutaki Enua with 99.
In the opens
category Mangaia again leads the charge by 49 points with 218, this time
followed by Aitutaki with 169 in second place and Atiu coming third with 132.
The masters division
however is hotly contested with only a five-point difference between Mangaia
leading at 80 points and Mitiaro team with 75. Rarotonga is trailing close
behind in third place at 73.
competition wrapped up on Wednesday night at the National Indoor Arena with the
netball games began at the Arena, the atmosphere was electric with the
impressive crowds cheering on their teams. Former and gracefully older netball
enthusiasts returned to the court for their respective islands with some
entertaining action. To secure a good parking spot, it is best to arrive to the
The last day of
sailing was held yesterday with some close tough races at the Rarotonga Sailing
Club in Muri. The prize giving awards was held shortly after led by John Batty,
the principal race officer for Sailing Cook Islands and club commodore Tom MacDonald.
The awards ceremony was made more special with the talented skills of Junior
Ioapa and the Team Manihiki drummers.
The lawn bowls
concluded last night at the Rarotonga Bowling Club with the following matches: Mens
Singles, Mens Fours, Ladies Pairs and Ladies Triples.
There are no
football games today, the games will resume tomorrow at the Cook Islands
Football Association (CIFA) grounds in Matavera for the finals.