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WEIGHTLIFTING Fiji is looking at spreading the weightlifting gospel to outer islands this season. Fiji has had prominent weightlifters from Levuka who have made the country proud at internationalcompetition. President Atma Maharaj said they wanted to spread weightlifting to Rotumans and Rabians.

"We've seen the Nauruans and other Pacific Islands people who have excelled in this sport internationally, so we've decided to give the Rotuma and Rabian natives an opportunity to take up the sport."

"Levuka is very supportive especially with the Lomaiviti provincial council contribution towards the sport," Maharaj said. Weightlifting Fiji had their annual general meeting on Monday. Maharaj said he had confident on the new board members.

"I'm very impressed with the turnout at the meeting. Our new target is getting our development program to grassroots level. We'll want recruitments within the Suva area and especially from Rabi and Rotuma," he said.

(Fiji Times)


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