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Team Vanuatu beach volleyball team celebrates winning bronze medal. Photo: VASANOC

 

It’s a wrap from the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Team Vanuatu returns home with one bronze medal.

 

The bronze medal was won by the Beach volleyball girls who defeated New Zealand to defend their bronze medal.

 

Apart from one bronze medal our debutants were in top shape to finish well in their respective sports, the athletes establishing their personal best, Ajah Lolo created history being the first Vanuatu lifter to be represented at the games and also recorded her personal best and finished in 8th place.

 

The 2022 Commonwealth Games concluded early yesterday morning(Vanuatu time) with some great entertainments from local bands from the West Midlands including Pacific Island favourite UB40, Apache Indian, Punjabi MC and a few others.

 

Inside the Games reported Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Dame Louise Martin has described Birmingham 2022 as “bold, buzzing and absolutely brilliant” at the Closing Ceremony here.

 

Attending her last Commonwealth Games in her capacity as CGF President, with her second term due to expire next year, Dame Louise referenced some of the landmark achievements of Birmingham 2022.

 

“These Games have been bold, buzzing and absolutely brilliant,” the Scottish official said.

 

“We have seen more Para sport than ever before.

 

“3×3 basketball and women’s T20 cricket for the very first time.

 

“We have seen more medals for women than men and we have seen a very special bull that has captured the hearts of the city, the region, and the Commonwealth.”