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Maria lifted a total of 82 Kg in the snatch and 100Kg in the Clean & Jerk, to record a total of 182 Kg.
While this was slightly below her best, it was more important that she placed well.
Maria has been training in Noumea and Levuka continuously for the best part of the past 4 years, initially with Manueli Tulo and more recently with the strongest women in Fiji, Apolonia Vaivai.more
This is the equal third best finish by any Fiji athlete at any Olympics.
Tulo lifted a total of 105 Kg easily in the snatch event, with his attempt of a big personal best of 110kg, being unsuccessful.
He then managed 128kg in the clean & jerk lift, failing at 132kg twice. This was below his personal best of 137kg.
While a personal best alluded Tulo, a total of 233kg was still a respectable lift.
This is despite his mixed final preparation in the last 5 weeks, after his knee injury at the Oceania Championships, in Samoa in June.more
Produced by: Michael Noonan CWF Statisticianmore
Chef de Mission is a person who manages teams in big events like the Olympics.
Yee, who has been part of Team Fiji and Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) for over a decade, is bracing for the biggest challenge in his sports administrating career at the London Games.
He believes dedication and hard work had enabled him to make his first-ever Olympics and thanks his mentor, Atma Maharaj for the guidance.more
In the latest Commonwealth rankings released by the Commonwealth Games Federation, Tulo is ranked on top in the men's 56 kilogram category.
His coach and the Oceania Weightlifting Institute director Paul Coffa said the release of the rankings was timely as the Levuka lad was preparing to make his debut in the Olympic Games.more
It also became the first Team Event to qualify for London; the qualification event being a Team Based Qualification.
Fiji has qualified to take one male and one female lifter to the London Olympic Games.
Fiji was competing with 17 other countries in the Oceania Championships in Samoa. This Championships was also the Continental Olympic Qualification Event.more
Tevita Tawai won a silver medal Open and Junior categories in the 69Kg with a lift of 245kg (Snatch – 103Kg and 137kg in Clean & Jerk)
Peni Taqua came a close fourth in the 77kg category with a personal best lift of 275 Kg (Snatch 120kg & C&J 155kg)
Student Julia Timi came fourth with a lift of 146 kg (Snatch – 65kg and C&J with 81kg)more
He said if it wasn't for the 10 local lifters, Tulo and Liku would not have qualified for the Olympics.
Vueti said the local lifters, despite training with limited resources in a village on a small island , managed to do what others with better resources were not able to do.more
The Championships is also the Olympic Qualification event for London 2012. It also doubles up as Commonwealth Championships; Oceania Youth & Oceania Junior Championships
Manueli TULO won the Men's 56kg with a total lift of 237kg (107kg Snatch and 130kg for Clean & Jerk)
Maria Liku won the Women's 58kg category with a massive personal best of 188kg (84kg for Snatch and 104kg for Clean & Jerk) to win the Oceania Championships. She is now ranked 23rd in the World this year.more
Fiji was announced as the Host, when Federated States of Micronesia withdrew its bid.
Our bid was presented by Manueli Tulo.
Dr Thamas Ajan, the President of International Weightlifting Federation announced that the Championships will also serve as the qualification event for the 2nd Youth Olympic Games, which will be held in 2014 in Nanjing, China.more
April 05, 2012
The International Weightlifting Federation has applauded Weightlifting Fiji on being awarded the Best Sports Federation at the FASANOC/Fiji Sports Council joint-awards last month.
In a report on their website, IWF said Weightlifting Fiji president Atma Maharaj and his office ‘have done tremendous work in order to bring weightlifting into the center of attention in the Fijian sport life.’
Read the article here: http://www.fijilive.com/sports/news/2012/04/05/26499.Fijilivemore
Information Bulletin 2012 - Commonwealth & Oceania Senior, Junior & Youth Weightlifting Championships
Information Bulletin 2012 - Commonwealth & Oceania Senior, Junior & Youth Weightlifting Championshipsmore
Weightlifting Fiji is looking to qualify two lifters for this year’s London Olympic Games. Fiji will take part in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Samoa from May 22nd to May 26th 2012.
The Top 5 Men’s Team and the Top 4 Women’s Team will qualify one lifter each for London. The Fiji Men’s Team will compromise of 7 lifters, out of which 6 will score towards Men’s Team Points.
In the Women’s Team event, Fiji is looking to enter 5 lifters, of which 4 will score towards the Women’s Team Points.more
Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation Latest News - January, 2012more
Weightlifting Fiji had a total of 11 of its lifters who appeared in the 2011 World Rankings senior division. 5 Of these athletes are ranked in the Junior Division, with one in the Youth Division.
Best World Ranked lifters are Manueli Tulo (28th) and Maria Liku (31st) in the Senior Division. This is Fiji's best ever performance in world ranking. A major feat, considering that we only had 3 active lifters in whole of Fiji in 2008.more
Weightlifting Fiji scooped two awards at the 2011 Sports Awards on 2nd March 2012.
Weightlifting Fiji won the National Sports Federation of the Year.
Maria Liku won her second Sports Woman of the Year. She first won this award in 2009.more
Weightlifting Fiji is very proud of an outstanding performance by its very young team of lifters, who won a total of 7 Gold, 6 Silver and 8 Bronze – the best performance ever.
The 7 Gold medals were the best of all Fiji sports at the Games followed closely by Karate and Shooting with 6 Gold medals each.
The 21 medals were won by a team of 11 lifters comprising 6 men and 5 women. Apart from Co-Coaches Joe Vueti and Paula Peniasi Tawai, the other 9 lifters are under the age of 21.more
The highlight of this years annual Arnold Festival Weightlifting Championships was the competition organized by Mark Cannella, between the Pacific Islands versus Mainland USA. Although the islanders team was handicapped due to not having a full team, nevertheless they came out on top of the tournament, beating Mainland USA - by winning 5 categories of the 7 categories contested.
Tulo, who won a silver medal at the IWF Continental Club Grand Prix in Penang, Malaysia in December 2010, is poised to be awarded GOLD Medal for the same event.
According to Hindustan Times of India (March 9th 2011), the Gold Medallist from the competition, Sukhen Dey of India, has already been caught with a positive result from the Drug Test at the event. This means that he automatically loses his Gold Medal, once the IWF goes through the appropriate announcement process. (see story on page 2)more
The Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is one dope offence away from another international ban. Two lifters, Sukhen Dey and Anupdeo Toppo, are already in the dope net having tested positive in the Continental Clubs Grand Prix in Penang, Malaysia, last December. Dey won gold in Malaysia and silver in the 56kg category of the Delhi Games. Toppo bagged silver in the 77kg category in Penang.
This means another offence in an international competition or failing a random test by the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) could spell doom for the India months after it paid $50,000 (Rs 22.5 lakh approx.) to the international federation to compete in the Delhi Games. The fine is for three or more dope offences in one calendar year.more
OLYMPIC youth weightlifting gold medallist Manueli Tulo lived up to his words of increasing Fiji's medal tally at the Pacific Games in New Caledonia. Tulo won three gold medals for Fiji in the 56kg weightlifting competition at Conception Hall in Mont-Dore yesterday.
He dedicated his first Pacific Games gold medal to all the fathers in Fiji who celebrated Father's Day on Sunday. The Levuka lad snatched a personal best of 105kg and lifted 126kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 231kg.more
SENSATIONAL weightlifter Manueli Tulo will be Team Fiji's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2011 Pacific Games in Noumea, New Caledonia tomorrow.
The 20-year-old Levuka lad, who is ranked number one in the Oceania, is one of Fiji's top gold medal prospects.
Tulo is region's finest weightlifter in the junior and senior 56 kilogram category.
His dad Sunia Uataletale, who first received the news from Times Sport, said he was proud of his son's achievement.more
Manueli Tulo, took a conservative approach for his comeback competition at the World Championships in Turkey.
He finished in 30th place overall in the 56Kg weight category, with a conservative lift of 220kg.
This was well short of his Personal best of 240Kg, which he recorded in Suva at the 2010 Oceania Weightlifting Championships.
Weightlifting Fiji had targeted a top 25 finish, as he needs to start accumulating points towards his Olympic Qualification for London 2012.more
The Oceania Foundation and the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) last week, were pleased to announce yesterday the awarding of Samsung scholarships to athletes from the region to assist them in preparing for the 2010 SYOG or the 2012 London Olympic Games.more