Samoa at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Samoa at the
2022 Commonwealth Games
Flag of Samoa.svg
CGF codeSAM
CGASamoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee
Websitesasnoc.com
in Birmingham, England
Competitors38 (34 men and 4 women) in 7 sports
Medals
Gold
1
Silver
4
Bronze
0
Total
5
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)

Samoa will compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England between 28 July and 8 August 2022.[1] It will be Samoa's thirteenth appearance at the Games. On 13 July 2022 SASNOC announced a team of 38 athletes competing in seven sports would represent Samoa.[2][3]

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold Don Opeloge Weightlifting Men's 96 kg 2 August
 Silver Vaipava Ioane Weightlifting Men's 67 kg 31 July
 Silver Jack Opeloge Weightlifting Men's 109 kg 3 August
 Silver Feagaiga Stowers Weightlifting Women's +87 kg 3 August
 Silver Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali Boxing Heavyweight 7 August

Competitors

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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 8 1 9
Boxing 3 0 3
Judo 1 0 1
Rugby sevens 13 0 13
Swimming 2 2 4
Weightlifting 5 1 6
Wrestling 2 0 2
Total 34 4 38

Athletics

A squad of eight athletes was announced on 13 July 2022.[4][2]

Men
Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
William Hunt 100 m 10.70 5 Did not advance
Pesamino Iakopo 11.29 7 Did not advance
Johnny Key 10.98 5 Did not advance
Jeremy Dodson 200 m 21.46 4 Did not advance
William Hunt DSQ Did not advance
Johnny Key 22.38 6 Did not advance
Kolone Alefosio 110 m hurdles 14.78 7 Did not advance
William Hunt
Kelvin Masoe
Johnny Key
Jeremy Dodson
4 × 100 m relay 40.60 5 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Rank Distance Rank
Kelvin Masoe Long jump 6.75 17 Did not advance
Alex Rose Discus throw 63.20 4 q 64.56 4
Donny Tuimaseve Javelin throw 63.14 13
Women
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Rank Distance Rank
Nu'u Tuilefano Shot put 16.10 11 q 15.81 11

Boxing

A squad of three boxers was announced on 13 July 2022.[4][2]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Marion Faustino Ah Tong Light middleweight Bye  Vittalis (SRI)
W 5 - 0
 Mbundwike (TAN)
L RSC
Did not advance
Jancen Poutoa Light heavyweight Bye  Bevan (WAL)
L RSC
Did not advance
Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali Heavyweight  Sanjeet (IND)
W 3 - 2
 Andall (GRN)
W RSC
 T-Williams (NIU)
W 5 - 0
 Williams (ENG)
L 0 - 5
2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Judo

One judoka was officially selected as of 13 July 2022.[5][2]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final/BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
William Tai Tin -73 kg  Majeed (MAS)
L 00 - 10
Did not advance 9

Rugby sevens

As of 9 March 2022, Samoa qualified for the men's tournament. This was achieved through their positions in the 2018–19 / 2019–20 World Rugby Sevens Series.[6][7]

The thirteen-man roster was announced on 13 July 2022.[4][2]

Summary
Team Event Preliminary Round Quarterfinal / CQ Semifinal / CS Final / BM / CF
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Samoa men's Men's tournament  England
W 38 - 0
 New Zealand
L 17 - 19
 Sri Lanka
W 44 - 0
2 Q  Australia
L 0 - 7
 Canada
W 19 - 17
 Scotland
W 24 - 19
5

Men's tournament

Roster

Pool A

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 102 22 +80 9 Advance to Quarter-finals
2  Samoa 3 2 0 1 99 19 +80 7
3  England 3 1 0 2 47 77 −30 5 Advance to classification Quarter-finals
4  Sri Lanka 3 0 0 3 24 154 −130 3
Source: Birmingham2022
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.
29 July 2022
11:34
England  0–38  Samoa
Report Try: Onosai (3) 2' c, 6' m, 7' m
Maliko 5' c
Falaniko 12' m
Con: Matavao (2/5) 3', 5'
Purcell (0/1)
Cards: Leitufia Yellow card 11'
29 July 2022
20:04
New Zealand  19–17  Samoa
Try: Dickson 7' c
Webber 9' m
Tangitau 12' c
Con: McGarvey-Black (2/3) 7', 13'
Report Try: Scanlan 1' c
Niue 3' m
Maliko 5' m
Con: Matavao (1/3) 1'
Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Referee: Adam Leal (England)
30 July 2022
11:12
Samoa  44–0  Sri Lanka
Try: Scanlan (4) 1' m, 4' m, 5' m, 6' m
Opetai 7' c
Sione 8' c
Niue 10' m
Onosai 14' m
Con: Purcell (1/5) 9'
Leitufia (1/3) 7'
Report
Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Referee: Talal-Azmat Chaudhry (Canada)
Quarterfinals
30 July 2022
21:32
Australia  7–0  Samoa
Try: Gonzalez 8' c
Con: Roache (1/1) 8'
Cards: Malouf Yellow card 10'
Report
Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Referee: Nick Hogan (New Zealand)
5th-8th Semifinals
31 July 2022
12:20
Samoa  19–17  Canada
Try: Onosai (2) 6' c, 11' c
Sione 9' m
Con: Matavao (2/3) 6', 11'
Cards: Afa Yellow card 8'
Report Try: Thiel (2) 1' c, 3' m
Coats 14' m
Con: Coats (1/3) 1'
5th Place Match
31 July 2022
19:28
Scotland  19–24  Samoa
Try: Fergusson 6' m
Sofolarin 8' c, 9' c
Con: Barreto (2/3) 8', 9'
Report Try: Niue 1' c
Onosai 7' m
Leitufia 11' c, 12' m
Con: Matavao (1/1) 1'
Purcell (1/3) 11'

Swimming

A squad of four swimmers was announced on 13 July 2022.[4][2]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Brandon Schuster 100 m freestyle 53.17 42 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:22.37 12 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:09.85 17 Did not advance
Kokoro Frost 50 m backstroke 28.37 35 Did not advance
100 m backstroke 1:05.05 35 Did not advance
50 m butterfly 26.00 36 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 1:00.53 43 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Olivia Borg 50 m freestyle Did not start Did not advance
100 m freestyle 57.53 22 Did not advance
50 m butterfly 27.42 16 Q 27.37 15 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 1:02.62 25 Did not advance
Lushavel Stickland 50 m freestyle 28.08 42 Did not advance
50 m backstroke 30.46 19 Did not advance
100 m backstroke 1:07.51 21 Did not advance
Mixed
Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Brandon Schuster
Kokoro Frost
Olivia Borg
Lushavel Stickland
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 3:52.67 15 Did not advance
Lushavel Stickland
Brandon Schuster
Olivia Borg
Kokoro Frost
4 × 100 m medley relay 4:13.66 13 Did not advance

Weightlifting

Six weightlifters qualified for the competition by virtue of their positions in the IWF Commonwealth Ranking List.[8]

Athlete Event Weight lifted Total Rank
Snatch Clean & jerk
Vaipava Ioane Men's 67 kg 127 kg 166 kg GR 293 kg 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
John Tafi Men's 73 kg 131 kg 165 kg 296 kg 4
Don Opeloge Men's 96 kg 171 kg GR 210 kg GR 381 kg GR 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Jack Opeloge Men's 109 kg 164 194 358 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Petelo Lautusi Men's +109 kg 165 206 371 4
Feagaiga Stowers Women's +87 kg 121 147 268 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Wrestling

A squad of two wrestlers was selected as of 27 June 2022.[9]

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Taitaifono Tamati Men's -86 kg  Lessing (RSA)
L 0 - 10 (VSU)
Did not advance 14
Maulalo Alofipo Men's -97 kg Bye  Sika (TGA)
W 11 - 0
 de Lange (RSA)
L 0 - 10
 Barns (AUS)
L 0 - 12
5

References

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  3. ^ "Team Samoa for Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham Announced". Samoa Global News. 13 July 2022. Archived from the original on 14 July 2022. Retrieved 13 July 2022.
  4. ^ a b c d "Team Samoa for Commonwealth Games 2022, Birmingham, named". SASNOC. 13 July 2022. Archived from the original on 14 July 2022. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  5. ^ "COMMONWEALTH GAMES BIRMINGHAM 2022 | Nations | Samoa". IJF. Archived from the original on 6 July 2022. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  6. ^ "Commonwealth Games and Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 qualification confirmed for Oceania". World Rugby. 9 March 2022. Archived from the original on 10 March 2022. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  7. ^ "RWC Sevens 2022 qualification confirmed for Oceania". SARU. 10 March 2022. Archived from the original on 15 March 2022. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  8. ^ Tafeaga, Ganasavea Manuia (5 March 2022). "Six Samoa Weightlifters Qualify for the Commonwealth Games". Samoa Global News. Archived from the original on 5 March 2022. Retrieved 6 March 2022.
  9. ^ Faasau, Gutu (27 June 2022). "Weightlifters, wrestlers set eyes on Birmingham". Samoa Observer. Archived from the original on 27 June 2022. Retrieved 14 July 2022.

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