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The 2009 Pacific Mini Games was held in the Cook Islands from 21 September to 2 October.[1] It was the 8th edition of the Pacific Mini Games.

VIII Pacific Mini Games
2009 Pacific Mini Games Logo.gif
Host cityRarotonga
CountryCook Islands
Nations participating21
Events15 sports
Opening ceremony21 September 2009 (2009-09-21)
Closing ceremony2 October 2009 (2009-10-02)
Officially opened bySir Frederick Tutu Goodwin
Queen's Representative
Torch lighterPatricia Taea, Daniel Tutai
Main venueAvarua Tereora Stadium
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Torch lighters were the athletes Daniel Tutai and Patricia Taea, the Cook Islands' junior sportsman and sportswoman of the year for 2008.[2]

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Participating countriesEdit

There were 21 countries participating at the 2009 Games:[3]


Note: A number in parentheses indicate the size of a country's team (athletes and officials, where known).

SportsEdit

15 sports were contested at the 2009 Games:[5]


Note: Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medal events contested in each sport (where known).

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

^* Errors – The official website lists all 2009 medal winners,[6] but while athletes' names appear correct, their recorded nationalities are mismatched in some cases. e.g. New Caledonians are listed as from Federated States of Micronesia, Fijians are listed as from Niue).
^a Athletics – There were 21 men's events and 20 women's events contested.[7]
^b Bowls – Singles, pairs, triples and fours were played for both men and women for a total of eight events. In the women's competition, the Cook Islands won all events except the singles for which the gold medal was claimed by Niue. The Cook Islands' David Akaruru also won the men's singles gold medal, with the remaining men's events being won by Fiji.[8]
^c Boxing – In 2009, although there were ten weight divisions scheduled, medals were only ultimately awarded in nine of them.[9] Only two boxers were entered for the Flyweight 51 kg division. Samoa's Kaisa Ioane was given a walkover when his Cook Islands opponent did not appear for their bout.[10] As no contest took place, no medals could be awarded. Of the remaining nine divisions: one title was won by each of Samoa, American Samoa, and New Caledonia, two titles were won by Nauru, and four titles were won by Tahiti.[11]
^d Golf – Cook Islands won all four gold medals. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
^e Netball – Fiji, PNG and Cook Islands were the medallists.[12]
^f Rugby league sevens – Fiji beat Cook Islands in the final, Samoa won the bronze against Tonga.[13]
^g "Rugby sevens". Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
^h Sailing – In the dinghy events, host nation Cook Islands won three gold medals and Tahiti won one gold medal.[14][15] New Caledonia won two gold medals in the Hobie 16.[16]
^i Squash – Papua New Guinea took three gold medals and New Caledonia one (medals for New Caledonia incorrectly recorded for Federated States of Micronesia on official website medal listing). ("Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
^j "Table tennis". Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
^k "Tennis". Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
^l "Touch rugby". Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
^m "Triathlon". Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
^n "Va'a". Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
^o Weightlifting – There were eight divisions for men,[17] and five divisions for women,[18] with three gold medals offered within each division.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Homepage for the Pacific Mini Games 2009 Cook Islands; retrieved 2009-08-14. Archived 2009-08-16.
  2. ^ RAROTONGA: 21ST SEPTEMBER TO 2ND OCTOBER, 2009, retrieved 30 April 2013
  3. ^ Participating countries list from the 2009 Games website; retrieved 2009-08-14.
  4. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in French) Mini-Jeux aux Cook : la délégation de Polynésie française engagée dans dix sports (trans: Mini-Games at Cook: the French Polynesia delegations will engage in 10 sports); La Dépêche de Tahiti; published 2009-08-28, retrieved 2009-09-02. Archived 2009-09-07.
  5. ^ Participating Sports list from the 2009 Games website; retrieved 2009-08-14.
  6. ^ "Athletics". Pacific Mini Games 2009. Archived from the original on 23 September 2017.
  7. ^ "2009 Pacific_Mini Games final results" (PDF). Athletics Oceania. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 September 2017.
  8. ^ PMG Results 2009.
  9. ^ VIIIth Pacific Mini Games Report (Report). 2009. p. 24. Archived from the original on 2 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Vengi brings home a silver". Pacific Mini Games 2009. 30 September 2009. Archived from the original on 23 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Updated Results". Sporting Pulse. 2009. Archived from the original on 24 April 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Bronze bitter sweet at netball". 2009 Pacific Mini Games. 30 September 2009. Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Finals Showdown - Cook Islands vs. Fiji". 2009 Pacific Mini Games. 30 September 2009. Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Laser Standard". Pacific Mini Games 2009. Archived from the original on 23 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Laser Radial". Pacific Mini Games 2009. Archived from the original on 23 September 2017.
  16. ^ "Hobie 16". Pacific Mini Games 2009. Archived from the original on 23 September 2017.
  17. ^ "Weightlifting: Men – Days 1 to 3". Pacific: Mini Games 2009. Archived from the original on 25 September 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  18. ^ "Weightlifting: Women – Days 1 to 3". Pacific Mini Games 2009. Archived from the original on 25 September 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.

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