Media Release
Para-Athletes Program Continues With Success!

The world of competitive sports is a great opportunity for people to show their mettle. Through discipline and hard work, these competitors go above and beyond, achieving phenomenal feats of athletics. No group exemplifies this principle more so than the para-athletes. Through their determination and diligence, these athletes have overcome great mental and physical obstacles, proving that their disabilities will not hold them back. We have the honor and privilege of having these para-athletes competing in the 2022 Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games.

June 17th marked the opening ceremony of the 2022 Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games. During which, one of the para-athletes from Fiji was their team’s flag bearer and led their team through the opening ceremony. They were only one out of a total of 31 para-athletes participating in this year’s mini games. These competitors come from the countries of Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Australia, and the Solomon Islands.

All of our para-athletes will be performing in the Athletics division of the mini games. They will be competing in events such as the Shot Put, Javelin Throw, and 100m sprint. You can view these extraordinary athletes compete today at 4:00 PM and 3:00 PM every other day, with the rest of the athletics events. The Men’s 100 Metre Sprint Ambulant will take place at 7:05 PM on June 21st, with the Women’s 100 Metre Sprint Ambulant taking place the following day at 6:50 PM. You can watch the Ambulatory Men and Women’s Javelin Throw at 3:15 PM on June 23rd. On June 24th, you will be able to watch the Men and Women’s Wheelchair Shot Put Secured Throw at 3:15 PM and the Men and Women’s Shot Put Ambulant.

These athletes inspire our viewers, as they redefine what a few may consider obstacles and challenges our beliefs regarding disabilities.


photo provided by Robin Sapong: Para-Athlete Christian Chee Ayee

Thank you,

Media Committee
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