Etimoni Timuani

Etimoni Timuani (born 14 October 1991 in Funafuti)[1] [3]is a Tuvaluan sportsman. He is a footballer and sprinter specializing in the 100 m distance. Timuani is a father-of-two from Funafuti who works for the Tuvalu National Provident Fund, the national pension scheme.[4]

Etimoni Timuani
Reme Timuani.jpg
Timuani in 2011
Personal information
Full name Etimoni Timuani
Date of birth (1991-10-14) 14 October 1991 (age 29)[1][2]
Place of birth Funafuti
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
FC Tofaga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008– Tofaga A
2011 Lakena United A
2012 Tofaga A (3)
2012 Tofaga B (8)
National team
2011– Tuvalu 9 (1)
2011– Tuvalu futsal 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Timuani played in 2011 for Lakena United A. In 2012, he played for Tofaga A. In 2014, he played for FC Manu Laeva. Timuani was the top goalscorer in the NBT Cup for B teams in 2012, with 8 goals.

The 2013 Tuvalu Games football champions were FC Tofaga. They won the final against Nauti FC 1–0, with him scoring the only goal.[5]

International careerEdit

Timuani played in May 2011 with Tuvalu national futsal team at the Oceanian Futsal Championship. He played all four games.

He made his debut for the Tuvalu national football team in the game against Samoa on 22 August 2011. He played five games for the Tuvalu national football team at the 2011 Pacific Games as a defender: against American Samoa,[6] Vanuatu,[7] New Caledonia,[8] Solomon Islands,[9] and Guam.[10]

HonoursEdit

  • NBT Cup for B teams Top Scorer: 2012

AthleticsEdit

Etimoni Timuani
Personal information
Height184 cm (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)100 m
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)11.72 (2015)[1]
Updated on 29 August 2015.

Reme represented Tuvalu in Athletics at the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.[11] He was however disqualified in the 100 m heats due to a false start. He competed in the Men's 100 metres event at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China with a time of 11.72 seconds in the preliminary heat.[12] He qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 100 m event. He was the only Tuvaluan to represent Tuvalu in the Rio Olympics.[2][13] He achieved a time of 11.81 seconds in the preliminary heat. He did not advance to the next round.[14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Etimoni Timuani | Profile. iaaf.org. Retrieved on 2016-08-03.
  2. ^ a b c Etimoni Timuani Archived 2 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  3. ^ "Etimoni TIMUANI - Olympic | Tuvalu". International Olympic Committee. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  4. ^ Tsathas, Alexandros (2 August 2016). "In the running". Honi Soit. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Tuvalu 2013 – Tuvalu Games". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Tuvalu have defeated American Samoa 4–0 in their men's Group A match at Rivière Salée in Noumea on day one of the XIV Pacific Games". Oceania Football Confederation. 27 August 2011. Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Vanuatu have beaten Tuvalu 5–1 in their men's Group A match at Riviere Salée in Nouméa at the XIV Pacific Games". Oceania Football Confederation. 30 August 2011. Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  8. ^ "New Caledonia have defeated Tuvalu 8–0 in their men's Group A match at Riviere Salée in Nouméa at the XIV Pacific Games". Oceania Football Confederation. 1 September 2011. Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Solomon Islands have beaten Tuvalu in their men's Group A match at Rivière Salée in Nouméa at the XIV Pacific Games". Oceania Football Confederation. 3 September 2011. Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Guam and Tuvalu have drawn 1–1 in their men's Group A match at Rivière Salée in Nouméa at the XIV Pacific Games". Oceania Football Confederation. 4 September 2011. Archived from the original on 4 October 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  11. ^ 2015 Pacific Games - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Pg2015.gems.pro (2015-07-13). Retrieved on 2016-08-03.
  12. ^ "Men's 100 metres qualification results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  13. ^ "The Underdogs: 15 Olympic Athletes That Could Shock the World". Rolling Stone. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Men's 100m - Standings". Rio2016.com. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.

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