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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

NUMBER One ranked Junior Athlete in the World, Eileen Cikamatana, will be the flag bearer for Fiji at the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

After the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat, Eileen is currently the number one ranked athlete in the 90kg category in the Commonwealth and also the number one ranked junior athlete in the World.

She won gold in Turkmenistan when she lifted a total of 253kg and set Commonwealth and Oceania records with her 111kg snatch and 142kg clean and jerk.

Eileen is the current Commonwealth and Oceania senior and junior champion and she currently holds a total of 12 Commonwealth and Oceania records across the snatch, clean and jerk and total lifts in the 90kg weight category.

Eileen also won gold at the Commonwealth Championships and in doing so has qualified directly to the Commonwealth Games next year.

Eileen won the gold medal in the clean and jerk and a bronze in the Total at 2016 IWF Youth World Championships. She went on to win two silver medals and a bronze medal at the 2017 IWF Junior World Championships, in Japan, in only her first year as a junior.

Eileen won the best female junior lifter in both the Commonwealth and Oceania junior competitions. Eileen also scooped the best women lifter at the Australian International Championships 2017 and also at the Pacific Cup International 2017.

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