Vanuatu at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Vanuatu at the
2022 Commonwealth Games
Flag of Vanuatu.svg
CGF codeVAN
CGAVanuatu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee
Websiteafcnovasanoc.wixsite.com/vasanoc
in Birmingham, England
28 July 2022 (2022-07-28) – 8 August 2022 (2022-08-08)
Competitors17 (7 men and 10 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearers Joe Mahit
Miller Pata
Ellie Enock
Medals
Ranked =40th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)

Vanuatu will compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games at Birmingham, England from 28 July to 8 August 2022.[1] It will be Vanuatu's eleventh appearance at the Games.

The Vanuatu team consisted of 17 athletes.[2] Judoka Joe Mahit, beach volleyball athlete Miller Pata and para-athlete/powerlifter Ellie Enock were the country's flagbearers during the opening ceremony.[3][4]

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Bronze Miller Pata
Sherysyn Toko
Beach volleyball Women's tournament 7 August

Competitors

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

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 2 2 4
Beach volleyball 0 2 2
Boxing 1 0 1
Judo 4 2 6
Para powerlifting 0 1 1
Table tennis 0 3 3
Weightlifting 0 1 1
Total 7 10[a] 17[a]
Note
  1. ^ a b Total adjusted as one competitor (Elie Enock) is competing in athletics and para powerlifting.

Athletics

One para athlete was selected, having qualified via the World Para Athletics World Rankings for performances registered between 31 December 2020 and 25 April 2022.[5] Another two athletes were selected as of 31 May 2022.[6]

Men
Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Obediah Timbaci 200 m 23.45 8 Did not advance
400 m 51.62 7 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Rank Distance Rank
Elstrom Wanemut Long jump DNS Did not advance
Triple jump 13.10 12
Women
Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Chloe David 100 m 12.60 6 Did not advance
200 m 26.75 6 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Final
Distance Rank
Elie Enock Shot put F57 7.70 6

Beach volleyball

By virtue of their position in the extended FIVB Beach Volleyball World Rankings (based on performances between 16 April 2018 and 31 March 2022), Vanuatu qualified for the women's tournament. The pairing was decided shortly afterward.[7][8]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Miller Pata
Sherysyn Toko
Women's tournament  Beattie /
Coutts (SCO)
W 2 - 0
 Gwali /
Donga (SOL)
W 2 - 0
 Grimson /
Mumby (ENG)
W 2 - 0
1 Q  Konstantopoulou /
Nystrom (CYP)
W 2 - 0
 Artacho /
Clancy (AUS)
L 0 - 2
 Zeimann /
Polley (NZL)
W 2 - 1
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Women's tournament

Group C

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  Pata – Toko (VAN) 3 3 0 6 6 0 MAX 126 67 1.881 Quarterfinals
2  GrimsonMumby (ENG) 3 2 1 5 4 2 2.000 112 90 1.244
3  BeattieCoutts (SCO) 3 1 2 4 2 4 0.500 98 106 0.925 Ranking of third-placed teams
4  GwaliDonga (SOL) 3 0 3 3 0 6 0.000 53 126 0.421


31 July 2022
14:30
 Pata – Toko (VAN) 2–0  BeattieCoutts (SCO) Smithfield
(21–10, 21–14)
Report

2 August 2022
15:30
 Pata – Toko (VAN) 2–0  GwaliDonga (SOL) Smithfield
(21–8, 21–7)
Report

4 August 2022
19:00
 GrimsonMumby (ENG) 0–2  Pata – Toko (VAN) Smithfield
(9–21, 19–21)
Report

Quarterfinals

5 August 2022
15:30
 Pata – Toko (VAN) 2–0  KonstantopoulouNyström (CYP) Smithfield
(29–27, 30–28)
Report

Semifinals

6 August 2022
21:00
 Pata – Toko (VAN) 0–2  ArtachoClancy (AUS) Smithfield
(24–26, 16–21)
Report

Bronze medal match

7 August 2022
20:00
 ZeimannPolley (NZL) 1–2  Pata – Toko (VAN) Smithfield
(21–10, 20–22, 10–15)
Report

Boxing

Men
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Namri Berri Flyweight  Panghal (IND)
L 0 - 5
Did not advance

Judo

Men
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final/BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Maxence Cugola -66 kg  Saini (IND)
L 00 - 10
Did not advance 9
Joe Mahit -73 kg  Matsoukatov (CYP)
L 00 - 10
Did not advance 9
Hugo Cumbo -81 kg  Nikolic (AUS)
L 00 - 10
Did not advance 9
Marius Metois -90 kg  Petgrave (ENG)
L 00 - 10
Did not advance Bye  Cassar (AUS)
L 00 - 10
5
Women
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final/BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Veronica Tari -48 kg Bye  Morand (MRI)
L 00 - 10
Did not advance  Bonface (MAW)
L 00 - 10
Did not advance 7
Mariel Kalomor -52 kg  Marsh (SCO)
L 00 - 11
Did not advance 9

Para powerlifting

One powerlifter was selected.[5]

Athlete Event Result Rank
Elie Enock Women's heavyweight 52.8 8

Table tennis

Singles
Athletes Event Group stage Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Roanna Abel Women's singles  Oribamise (NGR)
L 0 - 4
 Mou (BAN)
L 0 - 4
3 Did not advance
Tracey Mawa  Yee (FIJ)
L 1 - 4
 Ho (MAS)
L 0 - 4
 Elliott (SCO)
L 0 - 4
4 Did not advance
Stephanie Qwea  Li (FIJ)
L 2 - 4
 Fu (CAN)
L 0 - 4
 Nimal (MDV)
L 1 - 4
4 Did not advance
Team
Athletes Event Group stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Tracey Mawa
Stephanie Qwea
Ronna Abel
Women's team  Wales (WAL)
L 0 - 3
 Canada (CAN)
L 0 - 3
 Uganda (UGA)
L 0 - 3
4 Did not advance

Weightlifting

Vanuatu accepted a Bipartite Invitation for the weightlifting competition and selected Ajah Pritchard-Lolo to compete.[9][10]

Athlete Event Weight lifted Total Rank
Snatch Clean & jerk
Ajah Pritchard-Lolo Women's 87 kg 78 100 178 8

References

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