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Tuesday June 04, 2019 Written by Published in Other Sports
Participants in the masters category competing in the 50 metres walk at the National Stadium yesterday. 19060301 Participants in the masters category competing in the 50 metres walk at the National Stadium yesterday. 19060301

Wet weather failed to dampen the spirit of athletics enthusiasts who turned up in numbers to compete in the annual Kumete Sports Day at the National Stadium yesterday.

 

Kumete has in the past been a vaka competition and Puaikura has more often than not won it.  This year the organisers Athletics Cook Islands (ACI) made it an inter village competition in a bid to spread the results out.

The family event with fun and participation as well as serious competition saw participants from 10 years to 60 plus competing.

There were also talent scouts on the ground looking for athletes of all ages to join the sport and work towards being national and international representatives.

The Kumete Sports Day provided a platform for national team members preparing for the Oceania Games this month and Pacific Games in July a platform to gauge their performance.

Athletes who have participated as competitors and/or officials in the past helped in the running of the Kumete Sports Day.

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