Tonga at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Tonga at the
2022 Commonwealth Games
Flag of Tonga.svg
CGF codeTGA
CGATonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee
Websitefacebook.com/TASANOC (Facebook)
in Birmingham, England
28 July 2022 (2022-07-28) – 8 August 2022 (2022-08-08)
Competitors26 (20 men and 6 women) in 6 sports
Flag bearers (opening)Sione Tupou
Kuinini Manumua
Flag bearer (closing)TBD
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)

Tonga will compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games at Birmingham, England from 28 July to 8 August 2022. Tonga will be making its eleventh attendance at the Games.[1]

Sione Tupou and Kuinini Manumua were the country's flagbearers during the opening ceremony.[2][3]

Competitors

The following is the list of number of competitors participating at the Games per sport/discipline.[4]

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 1 2
Boxing 0 1 1
Rugby sevens 13 0 13
Swimming 2 2 4
Weightlifting 1 1 2
Wrestling 3 1 4
Total 20 6 26

Athletics

Men
Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ronald Fotofili 100 m 10.80 6 Did not advance
Women
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Rank Distance Rank
Ata Maama Tuutafaiva Shot put 15.37 12 q 16.30 10

Boxing

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mele Ula Women's Middleweight Bye  Umunnakwe (NGR)
L DSQ
Did not advance

Rugby sevens

As of 9 March 2022, Tonga qualified for the men's tournament. The intended Oceania qualifier (scheduled for April 2022) was cancelled, so the quota allocation was determined by Tonga's performance in the 2019 Oceania Sevens Championship.[5][6]

Summary
team Event Preliminary round Quarterfinal / CQ Semifinal / CS Final / BM / PF
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Tonga men Men's tournament  Scotland
L 0 - 41
 South Africa
L 5 - 36
 Malaysia
W 31 - 7
3  Zambia
W 19 - 7
 Uganda
L 7 - 27
=11

Men's tournament

Roster

Pool B

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  South Africa 3 3 0 0 116 5 +111 9 Advance to Quarter-finals
2  Scotland 3 2 0 1 91 46 +45 7
3  Tonga 3 1 0 2 36 84 −48 5 Advance to classification Quarter-finals
4  Malaysia 3 0 0 3 19 127 −108 3
Source: Birmingham2022
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.
29 July 2022
12:18
Scotland  41–0  Tonga
Try: Sofolarin (3) 1' c, 4' m, 7' m
Henry 8' c
Edmunds 9' m
Farndale 12' m
Coombes 14' c
Con: Barreto (2/4) 1', 9'
Elms (0/2)
Barreto (1/1) 14'
Cards: Elms Yellow card 13'
Report
Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Referee: Adam Leal (England)
29 July 2022
20:48
South Africa  36–5  Tonga
Try: Soyizwapi 1' m
Grobbelaar (2) 3' c, 5' m
Pretorius 8' m
Makata 9' c
Human 14' c
Con: Brown (2/5) 4', 9'
Human (1/1) 14'
Report Try: Asi 7' m
Con: Asi (0/1)
Cards: Ika Red card 13'
30 July 2022
11:56
Tonga  31–7  Malaysia
Try: Asi 1' c
Pakalani (2) 3' c, 4 m
Vailea 9' c
Halafihi 14' m
Con: Pakalani (2/3) 1', 3'
Asi (1/2) 10'
Report Try: Nasarrudin 13' c
Con: Said (1/1) 13'
Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Referee: Ben Breakspear (Wales)
Classification Quarterfinals
30 July 2022
19:20
Tonga  19–7  Zambia
Try: Tongotea 6' c
Fualalo 8' m
Sunia 8' c
Con: Pakalani (2/3) 7', 9'
Report Try: Mukosa 11' c
Con: Mbalwe (1/1) 12'
Cards: Bwalya Yellow card 6'
Nkoma Yellow card 14'
Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Referee: Adam Leal (England)
Classification Semifinals
31 July 2022
11:36
Uganda  27–7  Tonga
Try: Okorach 1' m
Kasito 7' m
Wokorach (2) 8' m, 11' m
Ofoyrwoth 14' c
Con: Wokorach (0/4)
Kisiga (1/1) 14'
Report Try: Osika 4' c
Con: Pakalani (1/1) 4'
Cards: Halafihi Yellow card 10'
Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Referee: Tevita Rokovereni (Fiji)

Swimming

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Finau Ohuafi 50 m freestyle 24.92 =49 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 54.51 51 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 59.45 42 Did not advance
Alan Uhi 50 m freestyle 24.92 =49 Did not advance
50 m backstroke 27.79 30 Did not advance
100 m backstroke 1:01.94 30 Did not advance
50 m butterfly 26.83 45 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Charissa Panuve 50 m freestyle 30.35 62 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 1:05.87 54 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 2:26.19 29 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 5:13.63 23 Did not advance
50 m butterfly 32.56 48 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 1:17.96 37 Did not advance
Vaoahi Afu 50 m breaststroke 40.65 32 Did not advance
100 m breaststroke 1:29.31 28 Did not advance

Weightlifting

Two weightlifters (one man, one woman) were selected on 15 April 2022.[7]

Athlete Event Weight lifted Total Rank
Snatch Clean & jerk
Sio Pomelile Men's 109 kg 140 180 320 8
Kuinini Manumua Women's +87 kg 107 128 235 5

Wrestling

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
John Vake Men's -74 kg  Tahir (PAK)
L 0 - 11
Did not advance  Phulka (CAN)
L 0 - 11
Did not advance 15
Sione Sika Men's -97 kg Bye  Alofipo (SAM)
L 0 - 11
Did not advance 9
Aaron Lehauli Men's -125 kg  Kooner (ENG)
L 3 - 13
Did not advance 7
Tiger Lily Cocker Lemalie Women's -68 kg Bye  Roy (BAN)
W 10 - 0
 Oborududu (NGR)
L 0 - 10
 Kakran (IND)
L 0 - 2
5

References

  1. ^ Barker, Philip (21 February 2022). "Poignant message to Tonga as Queen's Baton continues journey". Inside the Games. Dunsar Media. Archived from the original on 21 February 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  2. ^ Goodwin, Sam (29 July 2022). "Shirtless Tongan athlete steals show at Commonwealth Games opening ceremony". www.ca.news.yahoo.com/. Yahoo!. Retrieved 30 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Pacific at the Opening Ceremony of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games". www.oceanianoc.org/. Oceania National Olympic Committees. 30 July 2022. Retrieved 5 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Tonga competes in six sports at 2022 Commonwealth Games". Matangi Tonga. 29 July 2022. Retrieved 30 July 2022.
  5. ^ "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 14 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Setback For Super 7s Series". Post-Courier. News Corp. 4 March 2022. Archived from the original on 13 March 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Tonga to take part in Commonwealth Games". Matangi Tonga. Vava'u Press. 16 April 2022. Archived from the original on 15 April 2022. Retrieved 15 April 2022.

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