Contest gets more intense

Wednesday October 11, 2017 Written by Published in Other Sports

The competition in the Manea Games 2017 in Mitiaro is slowly intensifying with island teams going all out to improve on their standings on the medal tally.


Atiu maintains its lead after day one competition on Monday and was expected to remain in the driving seat after day two yesterday.

With seven gold, three silver and a bronze medal, the team sits comfortably on top, thanks to their massive haul on day one.

Mauke pipped defending champions Aitutaki to second spot in the medal tally yesterday, after winning a gold medal in the table tennis competition.

They had four gold, two silver and five bronze medals while Aitutaki managed three gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

Volleyball and table tennis competitions were still underway when CINews went to print yesterday.

CISNOC sports development manager Siniva Marsters said challenging competition had resulted in longer games.

Windy conditions on the island had also proven a challenge for teams and organisers.     

Results; Table tennis – Open Mix Doubles: 1st - Mel Ivaiti, Metuavaine Atariki (Mangaia); Under 16 Team: 1st - Jaedan Tura, Ngamata Ingatu (Mauke); Under 16 Mix Doubles: 1st - Jaedan Tura, Ngamata Ingatu (Mauke). Traditional games: Rore: Under 16 Girls - Lina Porio (Atiu),  Under 16 Boys – Nathan Aberahama (Atiu), Open Women – Ngamata Ingatu (Mauke), Open Men – Joshua Jim (Atiu); Akata Rore: Under 16 Boys – Keti Boaza Atiu, Open Men – Anthony Kimiora (Mitiaro); Pei Tiporo: Under 16 Girls – Tutu Tairi (Atiu), Under 16 Boys – Mel Ivaiti (Mangaia), Open Women – Maui Matakino (Atiu), Open Men – Nia Vaine Keu (Mauke); Raranga Apuka: Open Women – Teokotai Rota (Aitutaki), Open Men – Tuavai Taae (Mitiaro); Ko Akari, Kana & Tatau: Open Women – Mama Mataio, Angela Maaka, Nana Roberts (Atiu), Open Men – Tuarau Marsters, Daniel Tutai, Mau George (Aitutaki); Pei Pua: Open Men – Daniel Tutai (Aitutaki)

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