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Saturday 8 October 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Other Sports, Sports


Like father, like daughter
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.

The duo took part in the weightlifting competition earlier this week at the National Auditorium.

National 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).

Her father 58-year-old Paul Lynch competed for Rarotonga in the Masters +45 division and also won gold.

Paul’s total lift was 121kg (71kg clean and jerk and 50kg snatch).

“It 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.


Open Female – Female 64kg - Tehei Napa (Mangaia), Zoe Twigg (Mauke), Jamie Gotty (Mitiaro); Female 71kg - Jamie Gotty (Mangaia), Briseis Crighton (Pukapuka), Lauren Turner (Manihiki); Female 71kg - Danielle Adendorff (Aitutaki), Rima Browne (Mitiaro), Resina McBirney (Mangaia); Female 81kg - Lavinia Tama (Mitiaro), April Mana (Mangaia), Iokopeta Williams (Rakahanga); Female 87kg - Ine Sosene (Mitiaro), Liz Tama (Mitiaro), Crystal Takurua (Mangaia); Female Over 87kg - Manine Lynch (Manihiki), Tuakana Noovao (Mauke), Vasie Poila (Mitiaro)

Open Male – 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 – 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)

Masters Men – Master Men 89kg - Paul Lynch (Rarotonga), Munukoa Pakari (Mitiaro), Andrew Whittaker (Mangaia); Master Men 96kg - Apii Timoti (Mangaia), Zio Tutai (Mitiaro)

Youth Female – Youth Female 64kg - Evah Sosene (Mitiaro), Josephine Pasina (Mangaia); Youth Female 71kg - Edon Teraitua (Mangaia), Tashi Kopu (Mitiaro); Youth Female Over 76 - Emii Akava (Manihiki), Maire Timoti (Mangaia)

Youth Men – Youth Men 61kg - Etoa Tauilp Puni (Atiu); Youth Men 67kg - Zarrian Heather-Rau (Mangaia), Thor Halston (Mangaia); Youth Men 73kg - Aura Vavia (Mitiaro), Augustine Teraitua (Mangaia); Youth Men 89kg - Temaru Tutai (Mitiaro), Reif Arnold (Manihiki).


Today – Badminton (National Indoor Arena): 9am - 8pm, Darts (Tupapa Maraerenga Hall): 9am - 8.30pm, Golf (Rarotonga Golf Club): 7am - 6pm , Lawn Bowls (Rarotonga Bowling Club): 2pm - 7.30pm, Oe Vaka (Avarua Harbour): TBC, Sailing (Muri Beach): 9am- 4pm , Tennis (Nikao Tennis Courts): 9am - 6pm, Touch Rugby (National Stadium): 11am - 8pm, Triathlon (Tikioki): 2pm - 4pm.