Okilani Tinilau

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Okilani Tinilau
Okilani Tinilau.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Tuvalu
Born (1989-01-02) 2 January 1989 (age 29)
Nukulaelae
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Sport
Sport Athletics, Football
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100m: 11.44-11[1]
Updated on 25 April 2013.

Okilani Tinilau (born 2 January 1989 on Nukulaelae) is a Tuvaluan sprinter and footballer.

Career[edit]

He plays for FC Manu Laeva football club in Tuvalu. At the 2012 NBT Cup he was the top scorer with 5 goals.

He represented Tuvalu at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, during the country's first ever Olympic Games. While competing in the 100 metre sprint, he set a national record with a time of 11.48.[2] His personal best time is 11.44.11.[1]

Tinilau also participated in the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, (11.57 sec)[3] the 2011 World Championships (11.58 secs)[4] and the 2013 World Championships (11.57 secs).[5]

His personal best in the long jump is 6.52 m.

International career[edit]

Tinilau is also part of the Tuvalu national football team as a midfielder and participated in the Pacific Games. He made his debut in the match against New Caledonia on 1 September 2011,[6] He also played in the games against Vanuatu;[7] and the Solomon Islands.[8]

Honours[edit]

Individual honours[edit]

Achievements in athletics[edit]

Track events
Event Performance Date Place
200 m 23.73 s (nat. rec.) 6 August 2009 Gold Coast, Australia
100 m 11.44.11 s (+1.2 m/s) (nat. rec.) 21 June 2011 Apia, Samoa
Field events
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Tuvalu
2011 Oceania Championships (Regional Division East) Apia, Samoa 3rd Long jump 7.02 m (wind: -0.6 m/s)
3rd Triple jump 13.61 m (wind: +1.8 m/s)
Okilani Tinilau in action against Vanuatu (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "14th IAAF World Championships - Biographical entry list". IAAF. August 2013. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Beijing 2008 Athletics, 100M Men". IOC. 2008. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "12th IAAF World Championships Results - 100 metres". IAAF. 15 August 2009. Archived from the original on 6 October 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "13th IAAF World Championships Results - 100 metres". IAAF. 27 August 2011. Archived from the original on 6 October 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "14th IAAF World Championships Results - 100 metres". IAAF. 10 August 2013. Archived from the original on 24 March 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "New Caledonia have defeated Tuvalu 8-0 in their men's Group A match at Riviere Salée in Nouméa at the XIV Pacific Games". Oceania Football Confederation. September 1, 2011. Archived from the original on December 18, 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Vanuatu have beaten Tuvalu 5–1 in their men's Group A match at Riviere Salée in Nouméa at the XIV Pacific Games". Oceania Football Confederation. August 30, 2011. Archived from the original on September 8, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Solomon Islands have beaten Tuvalu in their men's Group A match at Rivière Salée in Nouméa at the XIV Pacific Games". Oceania Football Confederation. September 3, 2011. Archived from the original on December 18, 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 

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