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  • Bone
    Thanks for the info. and yes they did Tuvalu proud!! Malo! Isala.   ... From: Brian Cannon To: Tuvalu2@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, 17
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 16, 2008
      Thanks for the info. and yes they did Tuvalu proud!!
      Malo!
      Isala.
       



      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Brian Cannon <brc58@...>
      To: Tuvalu2@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, 17 August, 2008 4:15:02 AM
      Subject: [Tuvalu] Tuvalu Olympic Athletes Finish Competition Proudly


      Asenate Manoa was the third and final Tuvaluan athlete to compete in the
      Beijing 2008 Olympics.

      The 16 year-old, competing in the women's 100 metres race, finished 8th
      in Heat 2, with a time of 14.05. It was Asenate's first international
      competition. She spent the past year training in Fiji, where she used
      starting blocks for the first time, and her Beijing run was her first on
      a synthetic track. The best time in all the heats was Damola Osayomi of
      Nigeria at 11.13. The final will be held on August 17th.

      Okilani Tinilau ran in the men's 100 metres race on August 15. The 20
      year-old's time was 11.48 in the first round Heat 10. The eventual gold
      medal winner was Usain Bolt of Jamaica who ran in a record time of 9.69,
      breaking the previous record of 9.84, held by Canada's Donovan Bailey
      since 1996.

      The first Tuvaluan athlete to appear at the Olympics was Logona Esau,
      the 21 year-old weightlifter from Nukufetau. He was also the only
      Tuvaluan to have won medals, let alone appear in international
      competitions.

      Logona lifted in Group C in the men's 69kg, finishing 7th among the
      eight competitors. His scores for clean and Jerk and overall were 110,
      144 and 254. The gold medal winner was Liao Hui of China, with a total
      score of 348.

      The Tuvaluan's did not arrive at the Olympics with the expectation of
      winning medals. Their goal was to participate among the world's greatest
      athletes, learn the Olympic spirit, and show the world that the people
      of one of the world's smallest nations can show the dedication to
      compete at such a high level.

      Asenate Manoa, Okilani Tinilau and Logona Esau served Tuvalu proud from
      the moment they walked into the stadium on August 8th.

      Fakafetai lasi, Tuvalu!

      Brian & Helena Cannon
      TuvaluIslands. com

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      http://www.tuvaluis lands.com/ news/archives/ 2008/2008- 08-16.htm

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    • Tito Isala
      Talofa Brian & Helena Many thanks for the news on Tuvalu s athletes in Beijing. Tito ... From: Brian Cannon To: Tuvalu2@yahoogroups.com Sent:
      Message 2 of 4 , Aug 16, 2008
        Talofa Brian & Helena
        Many thanks for the news on Tuvalu's athletes in Beijing.
        Tito



        ----- Original Message ----
        From: Brian Cannon <brc58@...>
        To: Tuvalu2@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Saturday, 16 August, 2008 9:15:02 AM
        Subject: [Tuvalu] Tuvalu Olympic Athletes Finish Competition Proudly


        Asenate Manoa was the third and final Tuvaluan athlete to compete in the
        Beijing 2008 Olympics.

        The 16 year-old, competing in the women's 100 metres race, finished 8th
        in Heat 2, with a time of 14.05. It was Asenate's first international
        competition. She spent the past year training in Fiji, where she used
        starting blocks for the first time, and her Beijing run was her first on
        a synthetic track. The best time in all the heats was Damola Osayomi of
        Nigeria at 11.13. The final will be held on August 17th.

        Okilani Tinilau ran in the men's 100 metres race on August 15. The 20
        year-old's time was 11.48 in the first round Heat 10. The eventual gold
        medal winner was Usain Bolt of Jamaica who ran in a record time of 9.69,
        breaking the previous record of 9.84, held by Canada's Donovan Bailey
        since 1996.

        The first Tuvaluan athlete to appear at the Olympics was Logona Esau,
        the 21 year-old weightlifter from Nukufetau. He was also the only
        Tuvaluan to have won medals, let alone appear in international
        competitions.

        Logona lifted in Group C in the men's 69kg, finishing 7th among the
        eight competitors. His scores for clean and Jerk and overall were 110,
        144 and 254. The gold medal winner was Liao Hui of China, with a total
        score of 348.

        The Tuvaluan's did not arrive at the Olympics with the expectation of
        winning medals. Their goal was to participate among the world's greatest
        athletes, learn the Olympic spirit, and show the world that the people
        of one of the world's smallest nations can show the dedication to
        compete at such a high level.

        Asenate Manoa, Okilani Tinilau and Logona Esau served Tuvalu proud from
        the moment they walked into the stadium on August 8th.

        Fakafetai lasi, Tuvalu!

        Brian & Helena Cannon
        TuvaluIslands. com

        This also appears at:
        http://www.tuvaluis lands.com/ news/archives/ 2008/2008- 08-16.htm

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      • Mataliki Kolone
        Thanks Brian for the update of theOlympics.   Fakamaloo atu kia koutou katoa kona ne take part ite faiga tafaoga tena ne fakatasi atu kiei koutou.  Maloo
        Message 3 of 4 , Aug 16, 2008
          Thanks Brian for the update of theOlympics.
           
          Fakamaloo atu kia koutou katoa kona ne take part ite faiga tafaoga tena ne fakatasi atu kiei koutou.  Maloo tamataene ko Okilani mo Logona pena foki tamafine ko Asenate.  E ui ese iloa tonu atu neau koutou kae talitonu te loto me tasi te agaga fafetai kae fakamaloo ona kote fai ne koulua te tusaga lasi kae gali o Tuvalu pela foki kaiga mo fenua.  Fakafetai lasi mote lua loto lasi o fakataunu te manakooga tela ne fakatagi atu kia koulua.  Te fakamoemoega me ka mafai o tokouke atu a tou team e olo ki nisi faiga tafaoga lasi penei i taimi mai mua nei. Fakafetai kae fakamaloo atu ki takitaki kae maise mo koulua kona ne fakafeagai mo tafaoga.  Maloo!
           
          Manuia te vaiaso mo tiute mo galuega pela foki akoakoga fakafeagai mo fanau Tuvalu salalau.
           
          Alofa lasi atu
           
          Mataliki Christopher


          From: Brian Cannon <brc58@...>
          Subject: [Tuvalu] Tuvalu Olympic Athletes Finish Competition Proudly
          To: Tuvalu2@yahoogroups.com
          Received: Sunday, 17 August, 2008, 4:15 AM






          Asenate Manoa was the third and final Tuvaluan athlete to compete in the
          Beijing 2008 Olympics.

          The 16 year-old, competing in the women's 100 metres race, finished 8th
          in Heat 2, with a time of 14.05. It was Asenate's first international
          competition. She spent the past year training in Fiji, where she used
          starting blocks for the first time, and her Beijing run was her first on
          a synthetic track. The best time in all the heats was Damola Osayomi of
          Nigeria at 11.13. The final will be held on August 17th.

          Okilani Tinilau ran in the men's 100 metres race on August 15. The 20
          year-old's time was 11.48 in the first round Heat 10. The eventual gold
          medal winner was Usain Bolt of Jamaica who ran in a record time of 9.69,
          breaking the previous record of 9.84, held by Canada's Donovan Bailey
          since 1996.

          The first Tuvaluan athlete to appear at the Olympics was Logona Esau,
          the 21 year-old weightlifter from Nukufetau. He was also the only
          Tuvaluan to have won medals, let alone appear in international
          competitions.

          Logona lifted in Group C in the men's 69kg, finishing 7th among the
          eight competitors. His scores for clean and Jerk and overall were 110,
          144 and 254. The gold medal winner was Liao Hui of China, with a total
          score of 348.

          The Tuvaluan's did not arrive at the Olympics with the expectation of
          winning medals. Their goal was to participate among the world's greatest
          athletes, learn the Olympic spirit, and show the world that the people
          of one of the world's smallest nations can show the dedication to
          compete at such a high level.

          Asenate Manoa, Okilani Tinilau and Logona Esau served Tuvalu proud from
          the moment they walked into the stadium on August 8th.

          Fakafetai lasi, Tuvalu!

          Brian & Helena Cannon
          TuvaluIslands. com

          This also appears at:
          http://www.tuvaluis lands.com/ news/archives/ 2008/2008- 08-16.htm

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