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Weightlifting raises the bar

Emoni Narawa
Thursday, May 22, 2014

WEIGHTLIFTING Fiji (WF) is targeting to win medals at bigger competitions such as the Commonwealth and Olympic games.

Being the top sporting federation in the country for the past two years, WF aims to create another piece of history, this time at bigger events.

WF has established itself as one of the top competitors at Oceania and Pacific Games level.

And the challenge is to go a step higher. Weightlifting Fiji's Paula Peni Taqua said the vision was to win medals at Commonwealth and Olympic games.

"That's our only vision."

At the gym in Levuka, Taqua said athletes were drilled to focus on achieving personal bests.

"We're having max sessions every Fridays where everyone is focused to give their best shot. In this session, complete silence is required where all athletes give their best and it is going to be recorded, this is how we drill our athletes to focus on the dream ahead."

He added top athletes from Levuka would be given an opportunity to train under the watchful eyes of the Oceania Region coach Paul Coffa in New Caledonia.

"We have one athlete (Apolonia Vaivai) training in Noumea right now and whoever does well here in Levuka will be given an opportunity to train under Paul Coffa.

"The rest will be training with our national coach Jo Vueti."

Meanwhile, Taqua added they would send a team to the Oceania meet in Noumea at the end of the month.








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