Fiji Time: 9:54 PM on Saturday 24 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Detenamo wins Nauru's first games medal

Radio New Zealand
Saturday, August 02, 2014

Nauru weightlifter Itte Detenamo has won his country's first medal at Glasgow Commonwealth Games, claiming silver in the men's over 105kg class.

The 27 year old lifted 174kg in the snatch and 222kg in the clean and jerk, for a total of 396kg, to match his second placed finish from the Delhi Games four years ago.

Canada's George Kobaladze won the gold medal with a Games record lift of 400kg.

Samoa's Lauititi Lui finished eighth while Niue's Daniel Nemani was ninth.

Kobaladze who recorded a Games record of 400kg.

Detenamo says he went into the event confident he could win the title but is still happy with his effort.

"I was supposed to get the gold but it didn't turn out, that guy came out strong. 2010 I had a big battle with the Australian and this one now with the Canadian so it's tough. I pushed him to his limit though, he did well".

On the track there was heartbreak for Fijian sprinter Banuve Tabakaucoro.

The 21 year old was disqualified from his 200m semi final at Hampden Park for making a false start.

Papua New Guinea's Toea Wisil finished seventh in her semi final, in a time of 24.48 seconds.

Meanwhile on the bowling green, Norfolk Island were knocked out in the quarter finals of both the women's pairs and men's fours against England and India.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64290.6239
JPY 52.917249.9172
GBP 0.35110.3431
EUR 0.40370.3917
NZD 0.69480.6618
AUD 0.64820.6232
USD 0.49830.4813



Exchange Rate updated on 23th, March, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Son mourns mum's death
  2. Former players back
  3. Teacher investigated for alleged defilement
  4. Hospital not ready, claims man
  5. Fiji loses, Krishna to miss second match
  6. Roko supports mate
  7. Call for mass shots
  8. Disease is deadlier than dengue — Akbar
  9. Issues affecting Fiji: Poll
  10. Disputes: 51 per cent feel State should get involved

Top Stories this Week

  1. Meningococcal disease outbreak Tuesday (20 Mar)
  2. Doctors speak out Sunday (18 Mar)
  3. No desk for this girl Monday (19 Mar)
  4. Where are our horses Sunday (18 Mar)
  5. 12 dead by disease Tuesday (20 Mar)
  6. Police appeal to livestock owners Monday (19 Mar)
  7. Teacher reports male student in washroom for girls Tuesday (20 Mar)
  8. SGS junior has fastest 100m time Wednesday (21 Mar)
  9. Set academic goals achieved Friday (23 Mar)
  10. Police to help Taliga Thursday (22 Mar)