Solomon Islands at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games

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Solomon Islands at the Commonwealth Youth Games

Solomon Islands
Flag of Solomon Islands

CGA code  SOL
National
Federation
At the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games
in Isle of Man
Competitors 3 in 2 sports
Medals:
Rank: 22
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1

Solomon Islands competed in the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games held in the British Crown Dependency of Isle of Man from 7 to 13 September 2011. Their participation marked their third Commonwealth Youth Games appearance.[1][2] The Solomon Islands delegation consisted of three athletes (one woman and two men) who competed in four events in two different sports.[3] This was a decrease in the number of participating athletes from the nation's last appearance at the Games when seven athletes were sent to Pune.[4]

Cliff Wale was the sole medalist from Solomon Islands, winning a bronze medal in the bantamweight category of boxing after reaching the semifinal, which he lost to Qais Ashfaq of England. This was the first medal for Solomon Islands in the history of the Games.[5] Solomon Islands, ranked at 22nd, was last in the medal table, a position shared with nine other Commonwealth Games Associations.[6]

Athletics[edit]

Two athletes represented Solomon Islands in athletics. Alwin Muha cleared his heat of 200 m at third spot with a time of 23.19, and qualified for the semifinal, but was eliminated in the semifinal round after finishing sixth. Muha also competed in the 400 m race. He took a time of 53.03 to finish his preliminary heat and ranked fourth, not high enough to ensure a berth in the semifinal.[7]

Freda Mama participated in the middle distance race of 3000 m. She ranked ninth in the final standings of her event with a time of 12:59.72.[8]

Men
Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Alwin Muha 200 m 23.19 s 3Q 23.72 s 6 Did Not Advance
400 m 53.03 s 4 Did Not Advance
Women
Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Freda Mama 3000 m N/A 12:59.72 9

Boxing[edit]

Cliff Wale competed for Solomon Islands in the bantamweight category of boxing. He received a bye in first round, and his opponent left the quarterfinals match due to injury. In the semifinals he faced Qais Ashfaq of England. The match finished with no points scored by either boxer, but Ashfaq was declared the winner on the judges decision. Wale's appearance in the semifinals ensured him a bronze medal in the event, which he shared with Obedy Mutapa of Zambia—another semifinalist lost to silver medalist of the event, Jessy Brown of Canada.[9]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Cliff Wale Bantamweight Bye  Megel Drigo (DMA)
W Opponent retired injured
England Qais Ashfaq (ENG)
L 0–0 Opponent won after judges decision
Did Not Advance Bronze medal icon.svg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Commonwealth Youth Games – Edinburgh 2000" (PDF). thecgf.com. Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "About the Games – Countries". bendigo2004.thecgf.com. 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games Organising Committee. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Solomon Island – Event Entries". cyg2011results.com. CYG 2011 Organising Committee. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Solomon Islands – Athletes List". cygpune2008.com. 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games Organising Committee. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "2008 Commonwealth Youth Games – Overall Medal Standings". results.cygpune2008.com. 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games Organising Committee. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Medal Table". cyg2011results.com. CYG 2011 Organising Committee. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Competitors – Alwin Muha". cyg2011results.com. CYG 2011 Organising Committee. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Athletics – 3000 m". cyg2011results.com. CYG 2011 Organising Committee. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Boxing – Bantamweight". cyg2011results.com. CYG 2011 Organising Committee. Retrieved 2 October 2011.