Nukuroa’s youth eye gold – Prepare dinner Islands Information

Meteiro’s flag bearers Darius Allworth and Terepi Akawi on the opening ceremony of the 2022 Prepare dinner Islands Video games final evening. 22092911

Crew Nukuroa/Mitiaro chosen 15-year-olds Terepi Akavi and Darius Allsworth to hold the island’s flag on the opening ceremony of the 2022 Prepare dinner Islands Video games final evening on the Nationwide Stadium in Nicao.

The youth have participated in numerous nationwide and worldwide competitions and will likely be aiming to win gold medal once more on this yr’s Video games.

Allsworth, who will compete within the aquatics, biking and triathlon disciplines within the Beneath-18 class, received 5 gold medals on the 2020 Video games.

“It’s my privilege to be chosen as one of many flag bearers for Nukuroa within the Video games. I am feeling excited, it’ll be a pleasant and enjoyable competitors,” Allsworth mentioned.

He chooses swimming as his favourite among the many three sports activities codes he’ll compete in.

“It’s a good feeling when you find yourself swimming and you are feeling that you’re shifting and the swimming rhythm is sweet. I get pleasure from swimming and I need to encourage extra kids like me to get entangled.

His largest objective is to symbolize the Prepare dinner Islands on the world stage and together with his sporting achievements to date, Allsworth’s goals do not appear too distant.

Allsworth is from Nukuroa by means of his mom Taimata Allsworth, his grandfather Paul Allsworth and his grandmother Te Maui O Te Rangi Teikmata Ariki Mi O’Brien – one of many oldest and longest-reigning royals within the Prepare dinner Islands.

Akavi will compete in badminton, netball and athletics. She additionally received medals on the 2020 Video games – gold within the badminton group occasion, silver within the U15s netball. In 2021 she participated within the U15 and U19 Nationwide Tournaments Tauranga and Waikato the place Prepare dinner Islands Badminton completed first and second.

This yr she participated within the Counties Manukau U17 Event and Growth Camp and the Prepare dinner Islands Badminton Nationals. Have a look at this inexperienced rocket on the badminton court docket.

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