Ulina is Oceania Champ

17th July

She lifted a total of 110 Kg, with a 48Kg for snatch and 62Kg for clean & jerk. This was 7 kg ahead of the silver medalist and other competitors from Australia, New Zealand, PNG and Marshall Islands.

Ulina won Gold Medals in Oceania Youth Champs, Oceania Junior Champs and Oceania Senior Champs.She won three golds all together and became the Oceania Open Champion for 2013.

She was the sole competitor from Fiji at the Championships and was accompanied by National Coach, Joe Vueti. She is one of the targeted athletes preparing for the Youth Olympic Games, in Nanjing, China in 2014.

Thousands of viewers from 68 countries watched the championships on the webcast and a total of 4,500 spectators attended the Championships at the Chandler complex.

There was approximately 50 hours of actual lifting. The longest competition day started with a 6:30am weigh-in and finished with the last lift at 11:30pm with a total of 246 lifters competed in 22 sessions over 4 days.

17 countries participated in the Championships. The event was brilliantly organised by the Australian Weightlifting Federation and in particular by the Queensland Weightlifting Association.  S

Her trip was funded by  the IOC' s Olympic Solidarity Youth Olympic Games preparations grant.

It is hoped that Ulina’s performance and success will inspire the athletes who were left behind, as they prepare for Pacific Mini Games and 2014 Youth Olympic Games and Oceania Championships, where Fiji is expected to field strong teams. 

Source: Australian Weightlifting Federation 

Photo Caption: Joe Vueti(coach) with Ulina Sagone and FASANOC Development Manager Lyndall Fisher (right) at the FASANOC office.


Attached are more results from the championships.


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