Fiji Time: 9:59 AM on Thursday 18 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Archives » Article Index

Kinikinilau sacrifices for victory

Pravin Narain In Vanuatu
Thursday, December 07, 2017

YOUNG weight-lifting sensation, Sofia Kinikinilau's diet sacrifice did not go in vain after she walked off the stage with two bronze medals in the weight-lifting competition of the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila, Vanuatu on Tuesday night.

"It was a hard phase for me during training since I had to drop a lot of weight to compete in the 58 kilogram category," she said.

"I am satisfied with my performance though I settled for bronze medals.

I thank the Lord Almighty and coach Joe Vueti for helping me in training.

"I had been training a lot since I was based in Suva."

Kinikinilau said she was eyeing to compete in the top weight-lifting competition, especially in the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation World Junior Championship which will be held in Fiji.

"I went through a lot in the past few weeks where I was asked to reduce a lot of weight. I was in the 60 kilogram category and I had to reduce to compete in the 58 kilograms category," she said.

"It was a difficult time. I had to skip meals and mostly depend on apples to get into my category and make my family proud of my achievement," she said.








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 0.62380.6048
JPY 55.967752.9677
GBP 0.36250.3545
EUR 0.40900.3970
NZD 0.69620.6632
AUD 0.63330.6083
USD 0.50340.4864

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 17th, January, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Tube ride to school
  2. Ill will aside
  3. River swim to reach school
  4. Konrote joins walk
  5. Protecting the Great Sea Reef
  6. 24-hour health centre
  7. CORRECTION
  8. Call to save reefs
  9. Station to improve internet services
  10. Expect hot, humid weather in coming days

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fitting farewell for Bill Friday (12 Jan)
  2. Love will keep us together Sunday (14 Jan)
  3. $100 a day Sunday (14 Jan)
  4. Air NZ confirms incident Friday (12 Jan)
  5. Capt William calls it a day after 45 years Sunday (14 Jan)
  6. National strike if no resolution, says FTUC Sunday (14 Jan)
  7. Teachers transfer policy Monday (15 Jan)
  8. Nadi man dies in crash Wednesday (17 Jan)
  9. Man attacks partner Monday (15 Jan)
  10. Teachers join the march Sunday (14 Jan)