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Team powers up

Emoni Narawa
Friday, December 21, 2012

THE Fiji Powerlifting Association has turned its focus on the 2013 Oceania event after a successful ending to this year's calendar.

Last week, Fiji won three gold medals at the recent Oceania event in Sydney Australia.

Fiji's Iron Lady Sainimili Turner, Ana Garnett and Isaiah Elder, who set two new records in the sub-junior category, won Fiji's gold medals.

Association president Eliesa Irava said 2012 was a successful year. He said next year would be a challenge.

"Yes we are happy to finish the season with three gold medals at the Oceania event. We could have returned with more gold if we sent more athletes but unfortunately we do not have enough funds," he said.

"We need to build on from here, this is not the end of it but it is a challenge for us to continue to impress."

Irava was impressed with the performance of athletes during the national trials before the three athletes were selected to represent Fiji. He said the focus was the next Oceania event.

"Now we need to work on 2013. We need to fundraise and look for money to send more athletes to this competition."

He added the World Juniors and sub-juniors in the US is another highlight of next year's powerlifting calendar.





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