Fiji Time: 12:08 PM on Saturday 25 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Weightlifting duo for youth olympics

Arin Kumar
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

TWO weightlifters have qualified for the Youth Olympic Games which would be held in Nanjing, Chinam in August.

The qualification tournament was held last week in Noumea, New Caledonia, as part of the Oceania Championship.

Fiji was represented by its largest-ever squad at the event with 12 youth lifters and seven senior lifters who were using the event to qualify for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Weightlifting Fiji secretary Chris Yee said the team returned home over the weekend with six gold medals, three silver and five bronze medals from the open, junior and youth categories.

"The final team for the Youth Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games has been submitted to the Fiji Association of Sport and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) and the Selection Justification Commission, for approval," he said.

"This will be announced on Thursday evening after approval by the FASANOC Board of Management.

"Weightlifting Fiji takes this opportunity to thank FASANOC, IOC, Olympic Solidary, OWF, Fiji Government, FSNC, Patterson Brothers for their support towards the teams preparations and participation at the Championships in Noumea, New Caledonia."

Open:

Gold Medal - Manueli Tulo

Silver Medal - Apolonia Vaivai

Bronze Medal - Julia Timi

Bronze Medal - Seruwaia Malani

Youth:

Gold Medal - Maria Mareta - 44Kg

Gold Medal - Ulina Saqone - 53Kg

Gold Medal - Sakuisa Sokotukivei 77Kg

Silver Medal - Eileen Cikamatana 63Kg

Silver Medal - Poama Qaqa 62Kg

Bronze Medal - Maraia Moana 69Kg +

Bronze Medal - Gabriel Simmons 56Kg

2nd place finish in the Snatch Wilisoni Malani - 94Kg+

Junior:

Gold Medal - Ulina Saqone 53Kg

Gold Medal - Julia Timi 63Kg

Bronze Medal - Maraia Moana 75Kg

3rd Place finish in the Snatch Wilisoni Malani - 94Kg+








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64440.6254
JPY 55.991852.9918
GBP 0.39020.3822
EUR 0.46380.4518
NZD 0.68630.6533
AUD 0.63990.6149
USD 0.49320.4762

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 24th February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Bravery medal for boy, 6
  2. School girl, 14, dies
  3. No funding for religion, dance halls
  4. 112 taxi permits in west terminated
  5. Poll pick
  6. One illegal vehicle query
  7. Brutality claims raise ire of party
  8. Water line from dam to homes
  9. Calls to 'take them to task', 'impound'
  10. Political leaders content with Tebbutt-Times poll

Top Stories this Week

  1. Family given son's post mortem exam results Monday (20 Feb)
  2. 2 dead in 48 hours Wednesday (22 Feb)
  3. Qoro resigns as exchange boss Tuesday (21 Feb)
  4. $95,000 payout Monday (20 Feb)
  5. $30,000 richer Thursday (23 Feb)
  6. Day of fate Monday (20 Feb)
  7. Nightmare continues for elderly woman Monday (20 Feb)
  8. Number crunch Sunday (19 Feb)
  9. Teenager laid to rest Monday (20 Feb)
  10. Race against time Monday (20 Feb)