Niue at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Niue at the
2022 Commonwealth Games
Flag of Niue.svg
CGF codeNIU
CGANiue Island Sports and Commonwealth Games Association
Websitefacebook.com/Niue-Island-Amateur-Sports-Association-NIASA-111914517780959 (Facebook)
in Birmingham, England
28 July 2022 (2022-07-28) – 8 August 2022 (2022-08-08)
Competitors15 (10 men and 5 women) in 3 sports
Flag bearers Travis Tapatuetoa
Olivia Buckingham
Medals
Ranked =40th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)

Niue competed at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England from 28 July to 8 August 2022.[1] It was Niue's sixth appearance at the Games.

The Niue team of 15 athletes (ten men and five women), competing in three sports, was named on 20 June 2022.[2][3]

Boxer Travis Tapatuetoa and lawn bowler Olivia Buckingham were the delegation's flagbearers during the opening ceremony.[4][5]

Boxer Duken Tutakitoa-Williams became Niue's first ever Commonwealth Games medallist when he won a bronze medal in the men's heavyweight event.

Competitors

The following is the list of number of competitors participating at the Games per sport/discipline.

Sport Men Women Total
Boxing 4 0 4
Lawn bowls 5 5 10
Weightlifting 1 0 1
Total 10 5 15

Medallists

Boxing

A squad of four boxers was officially selected as of 20 June 2022.[2]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
De Niro Pao Light welterweight  Sanford (CAN)
L RSC
Did not advance
Xavier Mata'afa-Ikinofo Welterweight Bye  Onana Ngah (CMR)
W 4–1
 Tokas (IND)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Travis Tapatuetoa Light heavyweight Bye  Kumar (IND)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Duken Tutakitoa-Williams Heavyweight Bye  Schuster (COK)
W RSC
 Plodzicki-Faoagali (SAM)
L 0-5
Did not advance 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Lawn bowls

Tukala Matua Tagelagi (Niue) and Gary Kelly (Northern Ireland) before their lawn bowls singles match.

A squad of ten bowlers was officially selected as of 20 June 2022.[2] It includes Dalton Tagelagi, who notably will compete during his tenure as the Premier of Niue.[6]

Men
Athlete Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Tukala Matua Tagelagi Singles  Bester
 (CAN)
L 11–21
 Dixon
 (NFK)
L 13–21
 Salmon
 (WAL)
L 9–21
 Kelly
 (NIR)
L 14–21
5 Did not advance
Tukala Matua Tagelagi
Dalton Tagelagi
Pairs  New Zealand
L 14–23
 Jersey
L 9–27
 Scotland
L 10–23
 Canada
L 9–20
5 Did not advance
Norman Mitimeti
Leslie Lagatule
Kolonisi Polima
Triples  Australia
L 7–29
 Jersey
L 9–26
 Cook Islands
L 17–24
4 Did not advance
Norman Mitimeti
Leslie Lagatule
Kolonisi Polima
Dalton Tagelagi
Fours  Australia
L 8–18
 Northern Ireland
L 7–21
 Canada
L 4–18
4 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Olivia Buckingham Singles  Ahmad
 (MAS)
L 7–21
 Lim
 (SGP)
L 19–21
 Inch
 (NZL)
L 10–21
 Pharaoh
 (ENG)
L 16–21
5 Did not advance
Hina Rereiti
Olivia Buckingham
Pairs  South Africa
L 9–26
 India
L 6–23
 New Zealand
L 16–19
4 Did not advance
Selasiosiana Simpson
Liline Hewett
Tagaloa Tukuitoga
Triples  England
L 12–26
 New Zealand
L 10–31
 India
L 7–28
4 Did not advance
Selasiosiana Simpson
Tagaloa Tukuitoga
Liline Hewett
Hina Rereiti
Fours  South Africa
L 7–24
 New Zealand
L 3–29
 Wales
L 6–28
4 Did not advance

Weightlifting

Niue accepted a Bipartite Invitation for the weightlifting competition and selected Giovanni Toimata to compete.[7]

Athlete Event Weight lifted Total Rank
Snatch Clean & jerk
Giovanni Toimata Men's +109 kg DNS

References

  1. ^ Vukmirovic, James (3 March 2022). "Commonwealth Games baton visits Pacific islands as relay hits halfway". Express & Star. MNA Media. Archived from the original on 3 March 2022. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b c Magaoa, Sarah (20 June 2022). "NISCGA President confirms Team Niue to the Birmingham Games". Television Niue. BCN. Archived from the original on 21 June 2022. Retrieved 2 June 2022. The team is made up of a total of 29 members; 15 athletes and 14 officials.
  3. ^ "Niue aims to punch above its weight at Commonwealth Games". RNZ. 21 July 2022. Retrieved 21 July 2022.
  4. ^ Manukuo, Matt (25 July 2022). "Lawn bowler to fly Niuean flag at Commonwealth Games". www.pacificmedianetwork.com/. Pacific Media Network. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  5. ^ "Pacific at the Opening Ceremony of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games". www.oceanianoc.org/. Oceania National Olympic Committees. 30 July 2022. Retrieved 5 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Dalton Tagelagi voted in as new Premier of Niue". RNZ. 11 June 2020. Archived from the original on 11 June 2020. Retrieved 9 July 2022.
  7. ^ "Yesterday the Niue Weightlifting Federation [...]". NWF (Facebook). 17 March 2022. Retrieved 22 March 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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