Paul Lynch with daughter Manine Lynch. They won gold medals in their respective weightlifting divisions. SUPPLIED/22100614
Father and daughter Paul and Manine Lynch were one of the many success stories from week one of the 2022 Cook Islands Games.
duo took part in the weightlifting competition earlier this week at the
weightlifter Manine Lynch represented Manihiki in the 87kg+ Open weight
division and won gold with a total lift of 193 kilograms (113kg clean and jerk
and 80kg snatch).
father 58-year-old Paul Lynch competed for Rarotonga in the Masters +45
division and also won gold.
total lift was 121kg (71kg clean and jerk and 50kg snatch).
was exciting to watch Manine win gold and it was extra special then to go next
and have a chance to compete for and win a gold medal. Thank you to the Lord
and to our fellow competitors, officials, volunteers and supporters for making
these Cook Islands Games a huge success,” Paul said.
– Men 81kg - John Parenga (Rarotonga), Raniera Ellison (Mangaia), Myson Samuel
(Aitutaki); Men 89kg - Jerome Tura (Mauke), Sam Manuela (Manihiki), Olaf
Rasmussen (Mitiaro); Men 96kg - Martin Stetka (Manihiki), Zebadiah Revake
(Mangaia); Men 102kg - Joshua Orika (Aitutaki), Geoff Halston (Mangaia), Tofiga
Injimo (Palmerston); Men 109kg - Rangi Ivaiti (Rarotonga), Sosene Tim
(Mitiaro); Men Over 109kg - Tamaiti Samson (Manihiki), Teariki Puni (Atiu),
Christian Kora (Manihiki)
– Masters Women 64kg - Maria Ngatikao (Palmerston), Tai Cummings (Atiu);
Masters Women 76kg - Samantha Ivaiti (Rarotonga), Julz Westrupp (Mitiaro);
Masters Women Over 87kg - Dawn Ngatokorua (Mangaia), Tashi Tutai (Mitiaro),
Julie Wilson (Mitiaro)
– Master Men 89kg - Paul Lynch (Rarotonga), Munukoa Pakari (Mitiaro), Andrew
Whittaker (Mangaia); Master Men 96kg - Apii Timoti (Mangaia), Zio Tutai