Lord of the lift
1 December, 2017, 12:00 am
MANUELI Tulo finished in a career best eighth position at the IWF World Weightlifting Championships, in Anaheim, USA yesterday.
This is the best finish by any Fijian weight-lifter at any World Championships.
He lifted 103kg in the snatch and 135kg in the clean and jerk with a total of 238kg. This was below the 245kg that he lifted two weeks in Suva a fortnight ago.
Tulo missed 107kg twice in the snatch and 138kg in the clean and jerk at the championships.
Tulo is returning home in time to compete in the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu where he will be competing for the gold medal n the 56kg.
Meanwhile, Apolonia Vaivai will compete in the 69kg weight category tomorrow.
Weightlifting Fiji president Atma Maharaj commended Tulo and Government, Fiji National Sports Commission, FASANOC, sponsors, media and the general public for their support.
The pair travelled to the US with national coach Joe Vueti last weekend.