FIJI's Arieta Mudunavoce won a silver medal for the combined Oceania Weightlifting team at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney last week.
Mudunavoce competed in the 53 kilograms category where she finished second behind China.
She snatched 48kg after missing out twice on 52kg.
However, in the clean and jerk, she lifted 70kg for a total of 118kg.
New Zealand settled with a bronze medal in the 53kg category. Based in Levuka, Mudunavoce was approached by Oceania weightlifting coach Paul Coffa to join the Oceania team.
Teammate Julia Timi finished at fifth place in the 63kg category. Timi missed 60kg in her first snatch, however, she was successful in her second attempt.
She later lifted 65kg in her third and final attempt where she was placed third.
Weightlifting Fiji secretary Lilian Amasa said it was a great achievement from the duo.
She said Timi who was taken to hospital for suspected injuries performed well in her weight category.
"In the clean and jerk Julia (Timi) took her first attempt at 80kg. It was quite good."
"Her second jerk was forward on 85kg and therefore she missed it. And her third jerk, going for the bronze medal - she cleaned it very easily but made a mess of the jerk. The bar came down, touching the back of her head a little and she hit her forehead on the platform.
"She was taken to the hospital for observation and released after two days with the doctors giving her the all clear to travel."
"She has remained in Sydney, at the request of her family and will return on Monday," Amasa said.