Five Weightlifters for Maylaysia

The IWF World Youth Championships and Commonwealth Championships will be taking place in Penang, Malaysia next week.
The competition starts with the WYC and will be followed immediately by the Commonwealth Championships.
Fiji will be at both these Championships with a high quality team of 5 lifters in total.
Eileen Cikamatana, who won the Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Youth Championships in the 63Kg Weight division Samoa in Sept 2015 is entered in the +69kg in  the 2016 IWF World Youth Championships.
Eileen’s results from the World Youth Championships will be counted towards the Commonwealth Championships and she does not have to lift again in the Commonwealth Championships, as this is a back to back competition.
Fiji will be represented by 5 lifters at the Commonwealth Championships next week in Penang, Malaysia.
The athletes are:
·         Apolonia Vaivai – 69kg (Open)
·         Manueli Tulo – 56kg (Open)
·         Ulina Saqone – 58kg (Junior & Open)
·         Taniela Rainibogi – 85kg (Junior & Open)
·         Eileen Cikamatana – 75kg (Junior and Open and +69Kg in the Youth Division)
Apolonia Vaivai is the defending Gold Medallist from the last Commonwealth Championships in Pune, India in 2015.
Ulina Saqone won  a Gold Medal in the 53kg at the Commonwealth Youth Championships in Samoa 2015.
Weightlifting Fiji is looking at some good positive results from the two Championships.
We thank the Fiji Government, Fiji National Sports Commission and FASANOC for their financial support towards the team’s participation in Malaysia.


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