Vanuatu at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

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Vanuatu at the
2018 Commonwealth Games
Flag of Vanuatu.svg
CGF codeVAN
CGAVanuatu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee
Websiteoceaniasport.com/vanuatu
in Gold Coast, Australia
Competitors18 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Miller Pata (opening)
Medals
Ranked 37th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
2
Total
2
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)
Commonwealth Games

Vanuatu competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia from April 4 to April 15, 2018.[1]

Beach volleyball athlete Miller Pata was the island's flag bearer during the opening ceremony.[2][3][4]

The country won its first ever Commonwealth Games medal, a bronze won by para athlete Friana Kwevira in the women's javelin throw (F46) event.[5]

Competitors[edit]

The following is the list of number of competitors participating at the Games per sport/discipline.

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 3 5 8
Beach volleyball 0 2 2
Boxing 3 0 3
Table tennis 2 3 5
Total 8 10 18

Medalists[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Vanuatu participated with 8 athletes (3 men and 5 women).

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Bradly Toa 200 m 22.43 5 Did not advance
400 m 49.10 6 Did not advance
Simon Charley 10000 m N/A DNS
3000 m steeplechase N/A 10:03.08 11
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Rank Distance Rank
Jack Nasawa Javelin throw 56.12 21 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Roslyn Nalin 100 m 13.01 7 Did not advance
Dephnny Naliupis 100 m (T35) N/A 26.49 7
Valentine Hello 400 m 58.62 7 Did not advance
Roslyn Nalin 1:00.72 8 Did not advance
Valentine Hello 800 m 2:18.26 9 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Final
Distance Position
Friana Kwevira Javelin throw (F46) 24.54 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Marcelline Moli 16.17 5

Beach volleyball[edit]

Vanuatu qualified a women's beach volleyball team for a total of two athletes.[6]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Linline Matauatu
Miller Pata
Women's Pool C
 Lau
Ong (SGP)
W 2 – 0 (21 - 9, 21 - 12)
 Nzayisenga
Mutatsimpundu (RWA)
W 2 – 0 (21 - 15, 21 - 10)
 Wills
Polley (NZL)
L 0 – 2 (17 - 21, 16 - 21)
2 Q  Grimson
Palmer (ENG)
W 2 – 1 (23 - 25, 21 - 19, 15 - 12)
 Artacho del Solar
Clancy (AUS)
L 1 - 2 (19-21, 21-16, 9-15)
 Konstantinou
Angelopoulou (CYP)
W 2 - 0 (21-14, 21-10)
3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Boxing[edit]

Vanuatu participated with a team of 3 athletes (3 men).

Men
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Berry Namri −49 kg BYE  Thiwanka Ranasinghe (SRI)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Gill Kalai −52 kg  Thabo Molefe (LES)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Boe Warawara −56 kg  Hussamuddin Mohammed (IND)
L 0–5
Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Vanuatu participated with 5 athletes (2 men and 3 women).

Singles
Athletes Event Group Stage Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Ham Lulu Men's singles  Rollins (BAH)
W 4 - 0
 Sirisena (SRI)
L 0 - 4
2 Did not advance
Yoshua Shing  Melton (TUV)
W 4 - 0
 Wilson (TTO)
L 1 - 4
2 Did not advance
Anolyn Lulu Women's singles  Sifi (SOL)
W 4 - 0
 Baah-Danso (GHA)
L 1 - 4
2 N/A Did not advance
Stephanie Qwea  Ho Wan Kau (MRI)
L 1 - 4
 Thakkar (KEN)
L 1 - 4
3 N/A Did not advance
Priscilla Tommy  Katepu (TUV)
W 4 - 0
 Pazi (TAN)
W 4 - 0
1 Q N/A  Lay (AUS)
L 0 - 4
Did not advance
Doubles
Athletes Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Ham Lulu
Yoshua Shing
Men's doubles Bye  Asante /
Sam (GHA)
L 1 - 3
Did not advance
Anolyn Lulu
Priscilla Tommy
Women's doubles N/A  Mwaisyula /
Pazi (TAN)
W 3 - 0
 Ho /
Tsaptsinos (ENG)
L 0 - 3
Did not advance
Anolyn Lulu
Yoshua Shing
Mixed doubles  Tumaini /
Mwaisyula (TAN)
W 3 - 1
 Hu /
Tapper (AUS)
L 0 - 3
Did not advance
Priscilla Tommy
Ham Lulu
 Britton /
Greaves (GUY)
L 0 - 3
Did not advance
Team
Athletes Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Anolyn Lulu
Stephanie Qwea
Priscilla Tommy
Women's team  England (ENG)
L 0 - 3
 Guyana (GUY)
L 2 - 3
3 Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "71 Nations and Territories. 6 Continents. 2 Billion citizens. 1 commonwealth family". www.gc2018.com/. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  2. ^ Morgan, Liam (4 April 2018). "Gold Coast 2018: Opening Ceremony". Insidethegames.biz. Dunsar Media. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  3. ^ Nasse, Raymond (6 April 2018). "Vanuatu's Miller juggling nappies and Commonwealth Games glory". Vanuatu Daily Post. Port Vila, Vanuatu. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  4. ^ Haffenden, Damien (4 April 2018). "Meet the Opening Ceremony flagbearers". www.gc2018.com/. Gold Coast Organizing Committee for the 2018 Commonwealth Games (GOLDOC). Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  5. ^ Butler, Nick (9 April 2018). "Simbine stuns Blake to win Commonwealth Games 100 metres". Insidethegames.biz. Dunsar Media. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Gold Coast 2018 beach volleyball competition pools announced". www.fivb.org/. Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB). 23 January 2018. Retrieved 20 March 2018.