XXII Commonwealth Games Seychelles contingent expected back today |10 August 2022
The Seychelles delegation from the 2022 Commonwealth Games, held in Birmingham, England between July 28 and August 8 are expected back in the country today.
Seychelles was being represented at the Games by 27 athletes who competed in eight sporting disciplines, precisely athletics, boxing, cycling, judo, squash, swimming, weightlifting and table tennis.
None of our local athletes managed a podium finish in Burmingham, while swimmers Adam Moncherry and Tyler Fred managed to finish first in two of the preliminaries or heats.
Paddlers Laura Sinon and Mick Créa teamed up to also register a win at the Games in the mixed-doubles competition.
Créa and Sinon played their first match in the round of 64 at the National Exhibition Centre against Stephen Reilly and Touea Titana of Fiji, winning 3-2, before being eliminated.
The set scores were 11 - 9, 12 - 14, 11 - 3, 5 - 11 and 10 - 12.
Swimmer Adam Moncherry finished first in his heat in the men's 50m freestyle where he clocked 24.10 seconds to lead heat number four and set up a new personal best, while Fred finished first in his heat race, despite not qualifying for the finals of the men’s 200m freestyle.
Fred clocked one minute and 58.46 seconds (1:58.46) to finish first in the heat.
Ned Azemia made it to the final of the men's 400m hurdles, after qualifying in heat number two, clocking 51.27 seconds.
In the final, Azemia finished seventh overall in 51.71 seconds.
Seychelles’ flag bearer at the Games’ opening ceremony, boxer Keddy Agnes who competes in the over 92kg – super heavyweight – missed out on the bronze medal after losing his quarter-final bout 0-5 to Sagar Sagar of India.
In judo, Praslinois Dominic Dugasse missed out on a bronze medal after losing his bronze-medal contest in the men +100 kg against Liam Park of Australia.
In the elimination round of 16, Dugasse defeated Jamaican Steven Moore by ippon, before losing the quarter-final against Kody Andrews of New Zealand.
After the repechage, Dugasse was drawn against Kenyan Kalvin Afude, where the Seychellois heavyweight won by ippon, qualifying for the bronze medal contest where he lost to Park.
The Games was the largest ever held, with 72 participating nations and ticket sales of 1.2 million.
It was also the first major international multi-sports event to be an integrated event, meaning that the para and non-para games are held at the same time.
In addition, it was the first games to host more women's gold medals than men's.
The athletes and coaches who made up Team Seychelles at the XXII Commonwealth Games
Athletics – Ned Azemia (Men's 400m Hurdles), Sharry Dodin (Men's 100m, Men's 200m), Dylan Sicobo (Men's 100m, Men's 200m), Iven Moïse (Men’s 1,500m), Denzel Adam and (Men's 200m Men's 100m) Natasha Chetty (Women’s high jump)
Coaches – Giovanni Fanny and Scott Williamson
Boxing – Keddy Agnes (Over 92kg –Super heavyweight), Shain Boniface (Over 67kg-71kg –Light middleweight) and Fabio Roselie (Over 60kg-63.5kg –Light welterweight)
Coaches – Rival Payet and Gerry Legras
Cycling – Yohan Monthy (Men's road race, Men's time trial), Mario Ernesta (Men's road race, Men's time trial), Stephen Belle (Men's road race, Men's sprint, Men's 15km scratch race)
Coaches – Ahmad Arrisol and Samuel Rignace
Judo – Jean-Michel Vidot (Men's -66 kg), Dominic Dugasse (Men's +100 kg)
Coach – Marie -Annette Vidot
Squash – Marcus Adela (Men's singles)
Coach – Klaus Pragassen
Swimming –Mathieu Bachmann (Men's 50m Butterfly, Men's 50m Freestyle, Men's 100m Butterfly Men's 100m Freestyle , Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay, Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay , Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay, Mixed 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay), Simon Bachmann ( Men's 200m Butterfly, Men's 200m Individual Medley, Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay, Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay, Men's 4 x 200m, Freestyle Relay), Adam Moncherry (Men's 50m Butterfly, Men's 50m Freestyle, Men's 100m Butterfly, Men's 100m Freestyle, Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay, Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay, Men's 4 x 200m,Freestyle Relay, Mixed 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay), Tyler Fred(Men's 50m Backstroke, Men's 50m Butterfly, Men's 100m Backstroke, Men's 100m Freestyle, Men's 200m Freestyle, Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle, Relay Men's 4 x 100m, Medley Relay, Men's 4 x 200m, Freestyle Relay), Aaliyah Palestrini (Women's 50m Backstroke, Women's 50m Butterfly, Women's 50m Freestyle, Women's 100m Freestyle, Women's 400m Freestyle, Mixed 4 x 100m, Freestyle Relay)Therese Soukup (Women's 50m Backstroke, Women's 50m Butterfly, Women's 50m Freestyle, Women's 100m Freestyle, Women's 400m Freestyle, Mixed 4 x 100m, Freestyle Relay)
Coaches – Steven Mangroo and Vanessa Narty
Weightlifting – Romentha Larue (Women’s 87kg), Clementina Agricole (Women’s 59kg)
Coach – Reginald Estro
Table tennis – Godfrey Sultan (Men's singles, Men's doubles, Mixed doubles), Mick Crea (Men's singles, Men's doubles, Mixed doubles), Laura Sinon (Women's singles, Women's doubles, Mixed doubles), Christy Bristol (Women's singles, Women's doubles, Mixed doubles)
Coach – Janice Mellie