TULO Placed 13th at the Olympics
Manueli Tulo was placed a credible 13th, in the 56 Kg category at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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.
The 13th placing is a sweet result given the years of commitment, sacrifices and effort that Tulo have made to his 4 year campaign.
Manueli Tulo, says that he will now return to Levuka and work on fixing his knee, while helping Joe Vueti and Peni Tawai build up the cadre of young lifters; before he decides on his next steps for Rio 2016.
Tulo was very appreciative of the support that he has received over the years and would like to specially thank the Government, FASANOC, Olympic Solidarity and ONOC, Weightlifting Fiji, Paul & Lily Coffa, Oceania Weightlifting Institute, WF Sponsors and all the fans all around Fiji. He particularly likes to thank his parents and Family for their faith and support they have given him to continue his campaign.
The winner of the event was Yun Choi OM, from People’s Republic of Korea, who made history by winning the event from the “B” series, held in the morning. Yun lifted a total of 293 Kg beating pre-competition favourites Jingbiao Wu of China, Valentin Hristov of Azerbaijan and Le Quoc Toan Tran of Vietnam.