Vanuatu athletes compete in their events

He will be rowing for 30th or 31st place out of 31 in the regatta.

Table tennis competitor Yoshua Shing lost his game 4-0 to Argentina’s Cifuentes Horacio.

Horacio is ranked 75th.

Judoka Hugo Cumbo will compete on Tuesday 1pm (Van time)


Photo Caption: Vanuatu rower Rillio Rio 


Sports Minister congratulates Vanuatu Rowing champions

Rii and Teilemb took out 11th place in the A Final at the event.

Minister Tabisal was was honoured and happy to meet the sporting champions.

He was also surprised by the rowing facilities at the Port Vila Rowing Club stating that “this is unbelievable and a privilege for all those who have supported the development of rowing in Vanuatu through donations and sponsorship to have been a part of the journey to Rii’s and Teilembs success on the World Stage”.

Vanuatu claim gold in rowing sprint championship

Rio sprinted to the line and dived for the buzzer just ahead of England’s Gian-Luc Angiolini who took silver in the coastal men’s single sculls.

Titled ‘the peoples champions’ because of his raw talent and passion, Rio was roared on by the crowds who lined the beach to take the historic gold, with emotional scenes on the podium afterwards as he collected his medal.

A wonderful achievement for Rio and Vanuatu Rowing Association and the future of rowing in Vanuatu.

Rowing thrown Commonwealth Games lifeline

Under a new proposal adopted by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) at its General Assembly here yesterday, host cities must in future include 16 core sports as part of the programme and then can choose as many as they want from a list of optional sports and disciplines as long as it does not exceed a further 500 athletes.

Rowing had been on the previous list of optional sports but has now been dropped, leading to Annamarie Phelps, the chairman of British Rowing, to launch a campaign to save it.