Tulo finishes 30th at World Championships

Tulo finishes 30th at World Championships

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.

A 240kng lift would have given him a 21st place finish.

President, Atma Maharaj said that “he was satisfied with this attempt, given, that he has just recovered from his shoulder injury, that he sustained in Bulgaria at the World Junior Championships, in June.”

“We can re-build from here and chase personal bests again, now that we are confident that he has fully recovered.”

Tulo who travelled to Turkey, by himself, to compete at this World Championships said that this was an important event for him, to build self-confidence and final outcomes were not that critical. If it was Delhi Commonwealth Games, it would have been a different story, where, he would have to go for the personal best.

“This is not bad, for a young lad from Baba, Ovalau, to travel alone and compete successfully at the World stage. I know I can only do better from here”, Tulo added.

Tulo’s next event will be at the Inter-Continental World Cup in Malaysia in December, where he is expected to compete alongside Joe Vueti and Maria Liku. This will again be an Olympic Qualification event.

20th September 2010 


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