The 11th edition of the Pacific Mini Games (Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands) hosted 329 athletes from 18 nations competing in 49 Events. Seven para-events were also included at these games for the first time.
The Pacific Games Council recognised the extraordinary contributions to the success of Northern Marians Pacific Mini Games 2022 through their awards ceremony after the games. Athletics were fortunate to have two worthy recipients.
Pacific Games CEO Andrew Minogue presented Yvonne Mullins (Oceania Athletics) with the Trophy for best Technical Official of the games.
Minogue congratulated all the winners for embodying the spirit of competition and sportsmanship throughout the Games.
“The Pacific Games Council is proud of all the 11th Pacific Mini Games awards winners. From world-class weightlifters Dika Toua and Morea Baru, to the world-leading Tahitian va’a paddlers, and onto the best coaches and technical officials, these Games were truly blessed with these excellent performances and support for these athletes,”
Yvonne Mullins was humble in receiving the award;
“It was great to have Athletics recognised, and this award symbolises the excellent work from the team of local and international officials. The games were a great success, and I’m proud of all the efforts, from the athletes to coaches, managers and officials.”
Brett Green (Papua New Guinea) was awarded Best Coach of the Games. Head coach Brett Green was instrumental in the athlete’s well-being and focused over the period leading up to and during the games. His professionalism and hard work support not only the athletes, team management, and other nations. Papua New Guinea topped the Athletics Medal Table with 62 medals across the five days of competition.