Malo and welcome to Season 2 Episode 34 of Breakfast Bites by TeivovoSports.com – a wrap of Pasifika Peoples sports on this bright and humid Wednesday morning 03 August 2022 – coming to you from the 180th meridian in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
We start with our Commonwealth Games 2022 Pasifika Peoples Medals Wrap:
History for Samoa in the Weightlifting Mens 96Kg category where Don Opeloge bettered his 2018 silver by clinching gold with a record breaking performance, smashing the Commonwealth Games record with a snatch of 171kg, clean and jerk of 210kg for a total lift of 381kg and gold for the 23 year old.
Fiji’s Taniela Tuisuva Rainibogi walked away with the bronze with a total effort of 343kg.
Nauru’s Maximina Uepa won a Bronze medal in Womens weightlifting.
In rugby – crack Wallaby Centre Samu Kerevi, who suffered a cruciate ligament injury playing rugby 7s for Australia at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, has been ruled out of the upcoming Rugby Championship and will not play again before the end of the year.
In the NRL – the Parramatta Eels has confirmed losing their fifth player for 2023, with Oregon Kaufusi signing a new deal to link up with the Cronulla Sharks on a two-year deal for 2023 and 2024 at A$400,000 per season.
More amazing records from the EURO 2022 – a record EURO Championships attendance of 87,192 at Wembley for the final is the highest ever fans for Women and Men’s games. A record 23.3 million TV viewers for a women’s football game in the UK watched Sunday’s final with 17.9 million more watching in Germany.
Go Girls Go Samoa Gold!
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