The Premier of Niue – a small Oceanic island nation – competed for the minnows in lawn bowls at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
54-year-old Dalton Tagelagi was part of Niue's four-man and two-man teams, but he failed to win a single match. The small nation finished bottom of their section in both disciplines of the sport – finishing with a -31 and -58 points difference.
Tagelagi has resided as the Premier of the small nation since June 2020. But even his new role couldn't stop Tagelagi from making the trip to Birmingham after previously competing at both the 2014 games in Glasgow and in 2018 on the Gold Coast.
READ MORE: First Dates Fred Sirieix's daughter bags gold diving medal in Commonwealth Games
Niue is one of the smallest nations competing at the games, and they're located 1,500 miles east of New Zealand.
The 2017 census of the island revealed a population of 1,784 – however, by 2021, that was estimated to have grown by around 200 people. The island falls under the jurisdiction of New Zealand, much like how the UK governs Jersey and Guernsey.
As a result, those who live on the island are also citizens of New Zealand.
What sport would you like to see Queen Elizabeth II compete in at the Commonwealth Games? Let us know in the comments section below
Tagelagi is the 11th Premier of Niue after the island gained its autonomy in 1974 – becoming a free state of New Zealand.
Elections are every three years, and Tagelagi will have to run for his role again in 2023.
Sex and partying in Commonwealth village likened to 'Schoolies Week' with 'muck-up' urged
House of Commons 'bouncer' competes in Commonwealth Games time trial aged 48
Country with population of 1,600 people secures its first-ever Commonwealth Games medal
Source: Read Full Article