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Country's leader competing at Commonwealth Games - but can't prevent minnows losing

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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.

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