2017 Pacific Mini Games

The 2017 Pacific Mini Games were held in Port Vila, Vanuatu, in December 2017. It was the tenth edition of the Pacific Mini Games, and the second to be hosted in Vanuatu (after the 1993 games).

X Pacific Mini Games
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Host cityPort Vila, Vanuatu
MottoOne Ocean, One People
Nations participating24
Athletes participating2000
Events172 in 14 sports
Opening ceremony4 December
Closing ceremony15 December
Officially opened byTallis Obed Moses
Main venueKorman Stadium

Host selectionEdit

Vanuatu was awarded the right to host the games at a September 2011 meeting of the Pacific Games Council's General Assembly. Nauru and the Northern Mariana Islands were the other countries to bid. The event was originally planned for September 2017 but preparations were delayed by Cyclone Pam.[1][2]

Both rounds of voting took place on the 4 September 2011 with Nauru eliminated after the first round. In the final round, Vanuatu edged Northern Mariana Islands by 4 votes to earn hosting rights.[3]

2017 Pacific Mini Games bidding results
City Country Round 1 Round 2
Port Vila   Vanuatu 8 13
Saipan   Northern Mariana Islands 8 9
Yaren   Nauru 6

VenuesEdit

[4][5]

  • Korman Sports Complex
    • Archery field - Archery
    • Stadium - Athletics, Football, Rugby sevens, Opening and closing ceremonies
    • Indoor Hall 1 - Boxing, Table tennis
    • Indoor Hall 2 - Basketball 3×3, Judo, Karate, Netball
    • Beach Volleyball Courts - Beach Volleyball
    • Tennis courts - Tennis
  • Mele Golf Course - Golf
  • Port Vila Municipal Stadium - Football
  • Epauto Adventist High School -Weightlifting

Participating nationsEdit

There were 24 national teams that competed at the games:

Medal tableEdit

The final medal tally for the 2017 Pacific Mini Games.

  Host nation

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  New Caledonia46162082
2  Papua New Guinea32322185
3  Fiji23312478
4  Vanuatu22262775
5  Samoa20161046
6  Solomon Islands8111837
7  Tonga441220
8  Cook Islands44513
9  Kiribati35412
10  Marshall Islands3003
11  New Zealand2709
12  Wallis and Futuna2338
13  Independent PGC athletes *2103
14  Nauru191525
15  Guam0112
  Tuvalu0112
17  Australia0022
18  American Samoa0011
  Northern Mariana Islands0011
  Tokelau0011
Totals (20 nations)172167166505

SportsEdit

Fourteen sports were hosted:[6]


Note: A number in parentheses indicates the number of medal events that were contested in each sport, where known.

ArcheryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Mixed Compound   New Caledonia (NCL)
Henry Shiu
Cecile Picot
  Fiji (FIJ)
Lisa Leota
Frederick Leota
[7]
Mixed Recurve   New Caledonia (NCL)
Denis Moedjijo
Isabelle Soero
  Samoa (SAM)
Joseph Walter
Jil Grete Walter
  Tonga (TGA)
Arne Jansen
Karoline Tatafu
Men's Compound Individual   Henry Shiu (NCL)   Frederick Leota (FIJ)   Xavier Mangoen (NCL)
Men's Recurve Individual   Robert Elder (FIJ)   Danick Aisik (VAN)   Arne Jansen (TGA) [8]
Women Compound Individual   Cecile Picot (NCL)   Lisa Leota (FIJ) [9]
Women Recurve Individual   Isabelle Vermande née Dusol (NCL)   Jil Grete Walter (SAM)   Isabelle Soero (NCL)[10]

BoxingEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
46–49 kg Light flyweight   Namry Berry (VAN)   Tetekana Clinton (SOL) [11]
52 kg Flyweight   Kalai Gill (VAN)   Keama Charkes Feama (PNG)   Mika Alex (SOL) [12]
56 kg Bantamweight   Warawara Boe (VAN)   Cook Yachen (NRU)   Noki Beupu (PNG)
  Iiaha Denis Moses (SOL)
60 kg Lightweight   Mose Nuuuli (SAM)   Silas Johnny (VAN)   Oaike Allan Aukoae (PNG)
  Kia Henry (SOL)
64 kg Light welterweight   Sere Roy (VAN)   Ume John (PNG)   Babanisi Gerrard (SOL)
  Davule Jone (FIJ)
69 kg Welterweight   Moleni John Barry Slade (TGA)   Aisaga Andrew Kape (PNG)   Hill Winston (FIJ)
  Fandaux Than Guy (NCL)
75 kg Middleweight   Sivas Lui (VAN)   Sua Ropati (SAM)   Kometa Andrew (KIR)
  Drayton Sabastien (NCL)
81 kg Light heavyweight   Tyrell Henry (SAM)   Jubiely Torea (PGC)   Waritam Robert Zorro (VAN)
  Tameifuna Mercy Sione (TGA)
91 kg Heavyweight   Neuffer Heimata (PGC)   Peneueta John (SAM)   Missak Tuk (VAN)
  Kami Talamoni Clayton (TGA)
+91 kg Super heavyweight   Atiu Amoroa (PGC)   Robin Peter (VAN)   Aukoso Faamanu (SAM)
  Tusamoa Jean (NCL)

GolfEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's team   New Caledonia (NCL)
Guillaume Castagne
Morgan Dufour
Anthony Cuer
Norman Bonnet
  Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Morgan J Annato
Vagi James
Philip Mek
Justin Brunskill
  Fiji (FIJ)
Abid Hussain
Olaf Allen
Won Hwang
Ryan Kumar[13]
Women's team   New Caledonia (NCL)
Emillie Ricaud
Mathilde Guepy
Maiwen Delamarie-le Blevic
Ines Lavelua
  Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Kristine Seko
Wari Winchcombe
Natalie Mok
Danae Clamp
  Fiji (FIJ)
Merelita McCarthy
Jee Dawi
Raina Kumar
Ufemia Naisara
Men's individual   Guillaume Castagne (NCL)   Abid Hussain (FIJ)   Morgan J Annato (PNG)[14]
Women's individual   Emillie Ricaud (NCL)   Rotana Howard (COK)   Mathilde Guepy (NCL)[15]

JudoEdit

[16][17][18]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men Lightweight   Vincent Neris (NCL)   Ugo Langois (NCL)   Kaierua Kip (NRU)
  Charles Cure (NCL)
Men -60 kg   Tony Lomo (SOL)   Charles Cure (NCL)   Loic Michel Nasse (VAN)
Men -66 kg   Kaieura Kip (NRU)   Joe Mahit (VAN)   Claude Kalo (VAN)
  Ugo Langois (NCL)
Men -73 kg   Vincent Neris (NCL)   Tom Willie (VAN)   Ilai Ualesi Elekana Manu (TOK)
Women -52 kg   Chloe Omo-Perraut (NCL)
Women -57 kg   Jaycee Brival (NCL)
Women Lightweight   Jaycee Brival (NCL)   Chloe Omo-Perraut (NCL)
Men -81 kg   William Fayard (NCL)   Vincent Burani (NCL)   Pandabela Lesley (SOL)
Men -90 kg   Teva Gouriou (NCL)   Ovini Uera (NRU)   Nicolas Monvoisin (VAN)
  Feao Fakaosi (TGA)
Men -100 kg   David Put (NCL)
Men +100 kg   Finetuui Moala (TGA)   Sailosi Fua Ealelei (TGA)   Nazario Martin Fiakaifonu (VAN)
Men Heavyweight   Teva Gouriou (NCL)   Sailosi Fua Ealelei (TGA)   William Fayard (NCL)
  Finetuui Moala (TGA)
Women -63 kg   Camille Geniau (NCL)   Nathalyn Takayawa (FIJ)   Emeline Kaddour (NCL)
Women -70 kg   Shanice Takayawa (FIJ)
Women Heavyweight   Shanice Takayawa (FIJ)   Emeline Kaddour (NCL)   Aykesa Atuvaha (NCL)
  Esther Dumons (NCL)

KarateEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men kata   Dack Vu Duc Minh (NCL)   Lango Tumu (VAN) [19]
Men team kata   New Caledonia (NCL)
Dack Vu Duc Minh
Faure Jean Emmanuel
Pognon Kevyn
  Vanuatu (VAN)
Lango Tumu
Naieu Trevor
Wilson Freddy
[20]
Women kata   Rothery Laura (NCL)   Lango Vamule Vassy Mata (VAN)   Mari Crystal Elizabeth Raka (PNG) [21]
Women team kata   New Caledonia (NCL)
Mondoloni Angelique
Rothery Laura
Schmidt Juliette
  Vanuatu (VAN)
Lango Vamule Vassy Mata
Lango Winona
Yalou Augustine
Men open kumite   Hmana Iwe Rene (NCL)   Bana Nigel (PNG)   Siosi Tagoa Junior (SOL)
  Naieu Trevor (VAN)
Men team kumite   New Caledonia (NCL)
Agamalu Dylan
Annonier Mathieu
Annonier Phillppe
Dedieu Jonathan
Faure Jean Emmanuel
Haiu Lucien
Hmana Iwe Rene
Pognon Kevyn
  Vanuatu (VAN)
Peato Petelo Perkon
Lango Tumu
Bule Cliford
Noukout Reynold
Breton Stephane
Olule Christopher
Pakoa Gely Robert
  Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Sallawali Cosmas Walihl
Bana Nigel
Bougen Vincent Quentin
  Solomon Islands (SOL)
Siosi Tafoa Junior
Kenihiria Rex
Samo Jasper
Bisoka Frengy
Ega Everest Foetaa
Women open kumite   Vacher Morane (NCL)   Mari Crystal Elizabeth Raka (PNG)   Lango Winona (VAN)
Women team kumite   New Caledonia (NCL)
Rambans Romina
Vacher Morane
Vaysset Aurore
  Vanuatu (VAN)
Lango Vamule Vassy Mata
Lango Winona
Tari Lynn
Yalou Augustine
Men kumite 60 kg   Di Matteo Jaremy (NCL)   Iauko Joshua (VAN)   Ega Everest Foetaa (SOL)
  Bana Nigel (PNG)
Men kumite 67 kg   Faure Jean Emmanuel (NCL)   Iauko Paul Henry (VAN)   Bisoka Frengy (SOL)
Men kumite 75 kg   Annonier Phillppe (NCL)   Samo Jasper (SOL)   Lango Tumu (VAN)
Men kumite 84 kg   Breton Stephane (VAN)   Bougen Vincent Quentin (PNG)   Agamalu Dylan (NCL)
  Siosi Tafoa Junior (SOL)
Men kumite 84+kg   Dedieu Jonathan (NCL)   Peato Petelo Perkon (VAN)
Women kumite 61 kg   Lango Vamule Vassy Mata (VAN)   Mari Crystal Elizabeth Raka (PNG)
Women kumite 68 kg   Vaysset Aurore (NCL)   Yalou Augustine (VAN)   Gwai Janet Lydia (SOL)
Women kumite 68+kg   Rambans Romina (NCL)   Tari Lynn (VAN)

Rugby sevensEdit

[22][23][24]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Samoa (SAM)   Fiji (FIJ)   Tonga (TGA)

CalendarEdit

The following table provides a summary of the competition schedule.[25]

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions Commonwealth Games qualifying 1 Event finals CC Closing ceremony
December 2017 2nd
Sat
3rd
Sun
4th
Mon
5th
Tue
6th
Wed
7th
Thu
8th
Fri
9th
Sat
10th
Sun
11th
Mon
12th
Tue
13th
Wed
14th
Thu
15th
Fri
Gold
medals
  Ceremonies OC CC
  3-on-3 basketball 2 2
  Archery 2 4 6
  Athletics 9 11 11 16 47
  Beach volleyball 2 2
  Boxing 10 10
  Football 1 1 2
  Golf 4 4
  Judo 7 8 15
  Karate 10 6 16
  Netball 1 1
  Rugby sevens 1 1
  Table tennis 2 1 8 11
  Tennis 2 3 2 7
  Weightlifting 18 15 15 48
Total gold medals 0 0 0 18 24 25 11 19 0 9 11 16 25 14 172
Cumulative total 0 0 0 18 42 67 77 97 97 106 117 133 158 172

NotesEdit

^* No official Tahiti team took part in the 2017 Mini Games following the French Polynesian government's decision to boycott the event. A number of Tahitian athletes competed under the banner of the Pacific Games Council.[26]

^a Athletics included four parasport events: men's 100m – ambulatory; men's javelin – ambulatory; men's shot put – seated; and women's shot put – ambulatory.

^b Table tennis to include four parasport events: men's/women's singles – seated; and men's/women's singles – ambulatory.[27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sport: Officials confident 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu remain on track". Radio New Zealand. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Start date for 2017 Mini Games in Vanuatu pushed back", Radio New Zealand, 21 January 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  3. ^ "2017 Pacific Mini Games: Vanuatu Wins!", Pacific Games Council. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Spectator Guide" (PDF).
  5. ^ Schedule
  6. ^ Vanuatu Bid, pp. 10–11.
  7. ^ Archery
  8. ^ Silver in archery warmly received
  9. ^ Archers Impress Team Fiji Boss
  10. ^ Father and daughter shooting for the stars
  11. ^ Boxing
  12. ^ "Medalists" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-12-17. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  13. ^ "Golf".
  14. ^ "Men result Golf" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  15. ^ "Women result Golf" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-05-24. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  16. ^ Judo Results
  17. ^ "Judo 1" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-06-15. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  18. ^ Judo 2[permanent dead link]
  19. ^ Karate
  20. ^ "Male team kata" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-05-24. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  21. ^ Women kata[permanent dead link]
  22. ^ Rugby 7 results
  23. ^ Rugby Gold[permanent dead link]
  24. ^ Rugby bronze[permanent dead link]
  25. ^ "Sports Schedule". Van2017.com. 2017. Archived from the original on 27 August 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  26. ^ "Tahiti athletes to compete under neutral banner". The Vanuatu Independent. 1 December 2017. Archived from the original on 15 December 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  27. ^ "ONOC Chef de Mission Presentation". Sports TG. 10 April 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2015.

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