Golden girl gets government message

Update: 7:41PM COMMONWEALTH games gold medallist weightlifting teenager Eileen Cikanamatana was the toast of the government today.

In a
statement issued by the government’s information arm, the sports minister
Laisenia Tuitubou commended Cikanamatana’s gold medal lift in the women’s 90 kg
lift at the Cold Coast in Australia.

“The
Minister praised Eileen for her perseverance, dedication and commitment to
become only the fourth individual from Fiji to win Gold at the Commonwealth
Games and the first at the Gold Coast,” the statement said.

The
minister is quoted as saying, “I am very delighted with Eileen’s performance
and I wish to congratulate her on her achievement and win. It is also a proud
moment for Fiji Weightlifting – their hard work and dedication have paid off.”

It was not
made clear if the minister issued the congratulatory message directly to the
athlete.

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