Five Weightlifters For Malaysia

Fiji Sun - - Sport - Source: Weightlift­ing Fiji

The In­ter­na­tional Weightlift­ing Fed­er­a­tion World Youth Cham­pi­onships and Com­mon­wealth Cham­pi­onships will be held in Pe­nang, Malaysia next week.

The com­pe­ti­tion starts with the WYC and will be fol­lowed im­me­di­ately by the Com­mon­wealth Cham­pi­onships.

Five Fiji lifters will take part in both cham­pi­onships. Eileen Cika­matana, who won the gold medal at the Com­mon­wealth Youth Cham­pi­onships in the 63Kg weight divi­sion in Samoa last year will par­tic­i­pate in the +69kg in the 2016 IWF World Youth Cham­pi­onships. Cika­matana’s re­sults from the World Youth Cham­pi­onships

will be counted to­wards the Com­mon­wealth Cham­pi­onships and she does not have to lift again in the Com­mon­wealth Cham­pi­onships, as this is a backto-back com­pe­ti­tion.

Vaivai is the de­fend­ing gold medal­list from the last Com­mon­wealth Cham­pi­onships in Pune, In­dia in 2015.

Ulina Saqone won gold­dal in the 53kg at the Com­mon­wealth Youth Cham­pi­onships in Samoa 2015.

Weightlift­ing Fiji pres­i­dent Chris Yee is look­ing at some good pos­i­tive re­sults from the two Cham­pi­onships. “We thanked the Govern­ment, Fi­jian Na­tional Sports Com­mis­sion and FASANOC for their fi­nan­cial sup­port to­wards the team’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in Malaysia,”Yee said.

Apolo­nio Vaivai.

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