Tuvalu at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Tuvalu at the
2022 Commonwealth Games
Flag of Tuvalu.svg
CGF codeTUV
CGATuvalu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee
Websitefacebook.com/TASNOC (Facebook)
in Birmingham, England
28 July 2022 (2022-07-28) – 8 August 2022 (2022-08-08)
Competitors5 (5 men and 0 women) in 3 sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)

Tuvalu will compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England between 28 July and 8 August 2022.[1] It will be Tuvalu's seventh appearance at the Games.

Six athletes (five men and one woman) qualified to represent Tuvalu in three sports.[2] Tuvalu’s team at the games consisted of Karalo Maibuca (men's 100 metres), Ampex Isaac and Saaga Malosa (men’s beach volleyball),[3] Leatialii Afoa (lightweight boxing) and Fiu Tui (middleweight boxing).[4] Temalini Manatoa (women's 100 metres), qualified but did not attend the games.[4]

Preparation

Due to the lack of facilities and the size of the island being small, athletes trained on the runway of the Funafuti International Airport. The airport is the biggest open space available on the island.[5]

Competitors

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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 1 0 1
Beach volleyball 2 0 2
Boxing 2 0 2
Total 5 0 5

Athletics

Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Karalo Maibuca Men's 100 m 11.39 6 Did not advance

Beach volleyball

As of 26 April 2022, Tuvalu qualified for the men's tournament.[6][7] The intended Oceania qualifier was abandoned, so the quota allocation was determined by their position among other nations from Oceania in the men's FIVB Beach Volleyball World Rankings (for performances between 16 April 2018 and 31 March 2022).[8]

Athletes Event Preliminary Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Saaga Malosa
Ampex Isaac
Men's  England (ENG)
L 0―2
 New Zealand (NZL)
L 0―2
 Cyprus (CYP)
L 0―2
4 Did not advance

Men's tournament

Group C

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  O'DeaFuller (NZL) 3 3 0 6 6 0 MAX 126 97 1.299 Quarterfinals
2  BelloBello (ENG) 3 2 1 5 4 2 2.000 119 93 1.280
3  LiotatisZorbis (CYP) 3 1 2 4 2 4 0.500 102 114 0.895 Ranking of third-placed teams
4  MalosaIssac (TUV) 3 0 3 3 0 6 0.000 83 126 0.659
Qualified for the Quarterfinals
30 July 2022
14:30
 BelloBello (ENG) 2–0  MalosaIssac (TUV) Smithfield
(21–10, 21–12)
Report

1 August 2022
19:00
 O'DeaFuller (NZL) 2–0  MalosaIssac (TUV) Smithfield
(21–14, 21–17)
Report

3 August 2022
14:30
 LiotatisZorbis (CYP) 2–0  MalosaIssac (TUV) Smithfield
(21–13, 21–17)
Report

Boxing

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Fiu Tui Middleweight Bye  Moses (GRN)
L 0―5
Did not advance
Leatialii Afoa Light heavyweight Bye  Langelier (LCA)
L WO
Did not advance

References

  1. ^ Berkeley, Geoff (25 April 2022). "Pacific Island athletes to receive Australian support in preparation for Birmingham 2022". Inside the Games. Dunsar Media. Archived from the original on 25 April 2022. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  2. ^ "'It means alot to us' - Tuvalu thrilled to be at Games". www.rnz.co.nz/. Radio New Zealand. 27 July 2022. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  3. ^ Carayol, Tumaini (31 July 2022). "Tuvalu's beach volleyball team take stage for nation hit by climate crisis". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 July 2022.
  4. ^ a b c Webster, Andrew (30 July 2022). "'I am from Tuvalu and my country is going to sink': Comm Games team you should be backing". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 30 July 2022.
  5. ^ Palmer, Dan (19 May 2022). "Tuvalu athletes for Birmingham 2022 train on airport runway". Inside the Games. Dunsar Media. Retrieved 2 July 2022.
  6. ^ "Beach Volleyball Line-Up Confirmed For Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games". FIVB. 26 April 2022. Archived from the original on 26 April 2022. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  7. ^ "SI beach volleyball team qualify for Commonwealth Games". Solomon Star. News Corp. 27 April 2022. Archived from the original on 27 April 2022. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  8. ^ Pavitt, Michael (26 April 2022). "CGF and FIVB confirm teams for Birmingham 2022 beach volleyball events". Inside the Games. Dunsar Media. Retrieved 29 April 2022.