World Book Of Records , London (UK) | Most Award Holder In Tuvalu In Athletics , Okilani Tinilau
Tuvalu in Commonwealth Games Tuvalu had already fielded teams at the Commonwealth Games, the country only made its first appearance in an Olympic Games at Beijing in August 2008. Tuvalu at World Athletics Championships Tuvalu sends athletes to the IAAF World Championships in Athletics to compete in the 100 meters. The sprinters have set Tuvaluan records and personal best times, but have not proceeded beyond the preliminary heats. The Tuvalu Athletics Association (TAA) is the governing body for the sport of athletics in the Tuvalu.
Okilani Tinilau - Tuvaluan sprinter and footballer. • Born on 2 January 1989 at Nukulaelae. Careers – National & International • Plays for FC Manu Laeva football club in Tuvalu. • Represented Tuvalu at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, during the country's first ever Olympic Games. • Also participated in the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, the 2011 World Championships and the 2013 World Championships. • Also part of the Tuvalu national football team as a midfielder and participated in the Pacific Games. • Made his debut in the match against New Caledonia on 1 September 2011. • Also played in the games against Vanuatu; and the Solomon Islands.