Vaivai Wins Gold

By: Irfaan Khan

 

apolonia-vaivai-with-the-medalApolonia Vaivai won a GOLD Medal at the Commonwealth Championships last night in Penang, Malaysia.

She lifted 93Kg in  the snatch and 115kg in the Clean & Jerk for a total of 208kg in the Women’s 75kg weight category.

This is the second year in a row that Apolonia has been the Commonwealth Champion, a great achievement.

Eileen Cikamatana won three Silver medals in the Commonwealth Championships in the Women’s 69kg weight category.

She won the silver in Youth, Junior and Open categories to back her Gold and Bronze medal performances at the World Youth Championships.

Young Taniela Rainibogi competed very well in the Junior 85kg category.

He lifted 118kg in the snatch and 140kg in the Clean and Jerk for a total of 258kg.

He competed very well and made a gallant attempt to lift to lift 150kg in his final lift and was almost successful, as he gave it his all to try and secure the Bronze medal.

But it was not to be. However, Weightlifting Fiji is very happy with the way he approached his objective.

Fiji won a total of 2 Gold 3 Silver and 4 Bronze medals over the past week, in what is the best ever performances by Weightlifting at any International competitions, in its 55 year history.

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