Pacific 2022 Minigames: Wednesday June 22nd Recap

Gold, silver and bronze medals in Aquathlon, losses in tennis and badminton… Watch the Pacific Mini Games in Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands this Wednesday, June 22nd.



The day was fruitful for the Caledonians in Saipan, in the Northern Mariana Islands. Our kagu triathletes won the gold medal in the team aquathlon on the neighboring island of Rota. This afternoon they won their second gold medal in the triathlon relay.

The rest of the medals were awarded individually. Charlotte Robin and Mathieu Salamacha won two silver medals. Natalie Viratel and Patrick Verneuil, two bronze medals.


Cagus won the team aquathlon in Rota this Wednesday, June 22nd.



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The final of the badminton team took place this morning in a tense atmosphere on both the Kagu side and the Tahiti side, at the Oleai Sports Complex.

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A tight final that ends in gold for the Tahitians and silver for our Cagus. In the mixed doubles, the Caledonians were beaten 17/21 – 17/21. Johanna Coe also lost 19/21 – 15/21. The same for Carl N’Guela 21/18 – 19/21 – 18/21.

Mini Games 2022: Badminton NC / Tahiti 1

Cagous played their team in the final against the Tahitians.



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In the women’s doubles “Caguez” lost 21.12 – 21.14. And in the men’s doubles 21.08 – 21.10.

Mini Games 2022: Badminton NC June 22

Johan De Geoffroy and Marin Suvia in mixed doubles during the team final against the Tahitians.



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Victor Lopez lost his match this Wednesday morning at the American Memorial Park courts against Tahitian Gullian Osmont. Final score: 6/3 – 7/5. This afternoon our Kagu were supposed to play again, but the rain ruined the game and pushed the schedule. They were finally beaten on Wednesday evening, so they have no chance for a medal.

Mini Games 2022: Tennis June 22 NC

Victor Lopez lost his match to Tahitian Gullian Osmont at the American Memorial Park courts in Saipan on June 22.



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On the other hand, there is no medal for Caledonia in weightlifting this Wednesday. Demi Dabin was last in the discipline. She finishes 5e, in its category up to 71 kg. She gains 65 kg in the snatch and 80 kg in the clean and jerk, or 145 kg in total, behind the Guam Army Almazan. In first place is Australian Darcy Kay with a total weight of 196 kg.

Mini Games 2022: North Carolina Weightlifting June 22

Demi Dabin placed 5th in her weightlifting category in Saipan.



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Thus, New Caledonia won three silver and three bronze medals in weightlifting.

This Wednesday morning, Cagus played against Kiribati in Saipan territory. They won their meeting 21/12 – 21/16. They won against the Solomon Islands by forfeit this afternoon.

The second day of competition for our golfers on the seaside courses of the Coral Ocean Resort. And the girls gave their all. They lead the team standings, 15 strokes ahead of Guam. Mohea Mansbendel finished 77th, Ines Lavelois-Tufele 78th, Lola Alibo 80th and Emeline Mardeleyn 86th.

Mini Games 2022: Golf NC

Golfers from New Caledonia prepare to play in southern Saipan, in the Northern Mariana Islands.



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Among the boys: Hugo Koch and Jules Guepy are 71st on the second day, Guillaume Castagne is 73rd, and Dylan Benoit is 76th.

The second day is also for our Cagou athletes on the territory of the Oleai sports complex. And the Caledonians gathered a shower of medals. Loan Ville, our flag bearer, won the silver medal in the 400m.

Mini Games 2022: Athlete 2

Loan Ville won the silver medal in the 400m.



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Rose Vandegou also won a silver medal in the 100 meters for the disabled.

Kaihe Kaihe won the bronze medal despite being injured in the javelin throw. Jeremiah N’Godrela won his second bronze medal in the 800m today. And Isabelle Oblet, third bronze medalist, in the 10,000 meters.

Mini Games 2022: NC Sportsman

Kaihe Kaihe (center) won the bronze medal in the javelin throw despite being injured.



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As a result, New Caledonia has a total of 32 medals, 5 gold, 13 silver and 14 bronze.

Waa will be back tomorrow, Thursday. In total, 8 disciplines will continue their meetings, including 6 that relate to our Cagous. These are athletics, badminton, beach volleyball, golf, tennis and vaa. Find the full program here.

The entire NC la 1ère team is mobilizing so you can experience the Pacific mini-games from Saipan.

  • On TV: with a special page in the news at 19:30, except Thursday.
  • On the radio: with a special page in the news at 6:30 am.
  • Online: with a daily game log on this site every day at 19:00 Noumea time.
  • On social media: with daily stories on facebook page and NC Instagram account 1st.