Pacific 2022 Minigames: Sunday June 19th Recap

The cagou tennis player Luam Boivin advances to the second round of the individual competition. Rowers, track and field athletes and weightlifters are gearing up for a week of fierce competition. Find a roundup of the 2022 Pacific Mini Games in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands this Sunday, June 19th.



The only discipline discussed this Sunday at the mini-games in Saipan: tennis. And Luam Boyven was the only one playing this afternoon on the American Memorial Park courts in the first individual round.

He beat his opponent from Guam, Aidan Shembari, 6-0/6-2. The victory that Cagou celebrates on his birthday, he celebrates his 17th birthday. Tomorrow he will face Colin Sinclair, an ATP-listed professional tennis player from Marianne.


Luam Boivin on the courts of the American Memorial Park in Saipan.



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As such, Cagou will find three other Caledonians, Rafael Bonnet de Laborgne, Victor López and Iham Tijin, this Monday for the second round of individual competition.

Note that the Tahitians, who took our Kaga out of the team tournament, won a bronze medal. This is the first for the Fenois delegation.

The coming week promises to be a busy one in Saipan, in the Northern Mariana Islands. Officially open on Friday night, the mini-games kick off with a bang on Monday. From tomorrow, their athletes will compete in seven disciplines. Five belong to Cagous: badminton, tennis, triathlon, weightlifting and waa.

Minigames 2022: Cagus Trains Waa

Rowers Cagous in training, Sunday, June 19, Saipan.



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Our kagu rowers trained early in the morning on the pond in front of the Olei sports complex, where the opening ceremony took place on Friday evening. Before them, the Tahitians did the same on the water. Therefore, they trained right after their rivals, who were beaten at the Apia-Pacific Games in 2019.

It’s time to make the last adjustments to Prescilla Piotrowski’s weightlifting. Easier training, only gestures and empty rods to save yourself for tomorrow’s competition.

Mini Games 2022: Nc Weightlifting

Prescilla Piotrowski in training on Sunday, June 19, ahead of tomorrow’s competition day, on Monday.



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She competes in the 55kg category at 15:00 (local time or 16:00 in Noumea) this Monday. “The pressure starts to rise“, – says the athlete.I am very stressed, so tomorrow I will try to cope with stress. I won’t think about my ranking. I have to manage my bars and then we’ll see what happens next.“, says Prescilla.

And before we get to the heart of the matter tomorrow, we need to address any physical and muscular issues that could lead to injury. “This is a lot of recovery time for athletes after a tough trip.“, clarifies Mark Barre, physician of the Caledonian delegation. “Rehydration, massages were required, and at the moment we have quite satisfactory results in the training of athletes.

Mark Barre, physician of the Caledonian delegation, at the microphone of William Lecrane:

Mark Barre, Doctor of Caledonian Breeding

There are seven disciplines in the program, six of which concern our Cagus. These are tennis, badminton, waa, weightlifting, triathlon and beach volleyball.

For details of the program by discipline, see here.