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11 March 2018
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NOCSI names C’Wealth Games team of 14 athletes and 11 officials

By RONALD TOITO’ONA

 

THE National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) has released the Commonwealth Games 2018 contingent, which will be representing the country in Gold Coast, Australia.

A total of 14 athletes have been selected and will compete in six sports at the 2018 Commonwealth Games namely, Athletics, Weightlifting, Boxing, Table Tennis, Triathlon, and Swimming. 

Eleven officials, consisting NOCSI members and National Federation coaches will be accompanying the athletes.

NOCSI President Martin Rara confirmed to Star Sports that the delegation will be leaving on the 25th of this month.

 “We will be leaving at least a week before the games proper kicks off,” he said.

Mr Rara added NOCSI appreciates the Commonwealth Games as one of the biggest event for the country.

Therefore, they are sending the best crop of athletes from 6 National Federations to the games.

“The encouraging thing for us in the Commonwealth Games is to see our athletes qualifying in merit,” he said.

The NOCSI President said, the only latest inclusion is David Gorosi, who will be joining Weightlifters, Jenly Wini and Mary Kini.

“We have just received confirmation by the Commonwealth Games Committee, that David Gorosi is eligible on merit, to compete in the Games,” said Mr Rara.

Five coaches will also be part of the delegation, excluding Weightlifting. Star Sports was informed that NOCSI’s Administration Officer Francis Manioru will be the team leader.   

Manioru will be leaving with the athletes and coaches on the 25th of March, while the President and the remaining officials will be travelling later on April 3rd. 

The Commonwealth Games will be staged from the 3rd to 5th of April, 2018.

Team Solomons contingent

 

No.

Name

Federation

Accreditation

Event

 

ATHLETES

 

 

 

1

Sharon Firisua

Athletics

Athlete

5000m

2

Samantha Rofo

Athletics

Athlete

100m

3

Patrick Kam

Athletics

Athlete

5000m

4

Kevin Pio

Athletics

Athlete

100m

5

Henry Kia

Boxing

Athlete

60kg

6

Angela Aratabu Charles

Swimming

Athlete

50m free-style

7

Clement Bill Lafiara

Swimming

Athlete

50m free-style

8

Gary Edward Nuopula

Table Tennis

Athlete

Single/Mix

9

Lalmah Sifi

Table Tennis

Athlete

Single/Mix

10

Rocky D Ratu

Triathlon

Athlete

Sprint Event

11

Patrick Newman

Triathlon

Athlete

Sprint Even

12

Mary Kini Lifu

Weightlifting

Athlete

53KG

13

Jenly Tegu Wini

Weightlifting

Athlete

58KG

14

David Gorosi

Weightlifting

Athlete

85KG

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM OFFICIALS

 

 

 

1

Martin Rara

 

NOCSI President

 

2

Melinda Avosa

 

NOCSI Secretary General

 

3

Michael Chan

 

Chef De Mission

 

4

Naoyuki Fujiyama

 

General Team Manager

 

5

Adrian Tuhanuku

 

Assistant GTM

 

6

Francis Manioru

 

Team Leader

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

James Iroga

Athletics

Coach

 

8

John Utukana

Boxing

Coach

 

9

Stance Sanga

Swimming

Coach

 

10

Aldrin Bekala

Table Tennis

Coach

 

11

Thompson Nathan Siofa

Triathlon

Coach

 

 

 

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