TEAM WEIGHTLIFTING FIGHTS TO QUALIFY FOR RIO 2016

Weightlifting Fiji has named a strong team of 24 athletes for the upcoming 2016 Oceania Weightlifting Championships.

 

The Championships will be held at the Vodafone Arena from Tuesday 24th May to Saturday 28th May and will also serve as the Olympic Qualification Tournament

 

The Senior Men’s Team of 8 Athletes will be fighting to finish in the top 5, while the Women’s Team of 7 Lifters will target to finish in the Top 4.

 

The competitors will score points as follows:

 

-        1st Place               28 Points

-        2nd Place              25 Points

-        3rd Place               23 Points

-        4th Place               22 Points

-        5th Place               21 Points

-        etc

 

While New Caledonia will compete at the Oceania Championships, they will not be in contention for points for Rio Qualifications, as they come under the French Olympic Committee in the European Continental event.

 

Each of the top 5 Men’s Team will secure one place each, while each of the top 4 Women’s Team will gain one place each at the Rio 2016 Weightlifting Competition.

 

Fiji will also have strong representation in the Junior and Youth championships which will be run concurrently as part of the 2016 OWC.

 

The full Team List is:

 

 

FEMALE

 

 

 

Entered In

No

Name (as per Passport)

Senior

Junior

Youth

Category

1

Seruwaia Malani

YES

 

 

48

2

Ulina Tinaiadivila Sagone

YES

YES

 

58

3

Julia Ana Timi

YES

YES

 

63

4

Apolonia Vaivai

YES

 

 

69

5

Eileen Floanna Maria Cikamatana

YES

YES

YES

69

6

Maraia Moana

YES

YES

YES

75

7

Setaita Matavura Ratubalavu

YES

 

 

75+

8

Filomena Simmons

 

 

YES

44

9

Sofia Koto Kinikinilau

 

 

YES

53

10

Ulamila Ceva Lyvon Cirikisuva

RESERVE

YES

YES

75

 

TOTAL

7

5

5

 

MALE

 

 

 

 

No

Name (as per Passport)

 

 

 

 

1

Manueli Tulo

YES

 

 

56

2

Poama Qaqa

YES

YES

 

56

3

Isikeli Dau

YES

 

 

62

5

William Dannis Bucknell

YES

 

 

69

4

Charlie Lolohea

YES

 

 

77

6

Patrick Tawake Veidreyaki

YES

 

 

77

7

Mesake Raiviu

YES

 

 

94

9

Kamoe Erasito

YES

 

 

105

8

Taniela Tikoisuva Rainibogi

RESERVE

YES

 

85

10

Sitiveni Nukuse

 

 

YES

50

11

Emosi Tabuasuka

 

YES

 

69

12

Timothy Victor Tuitoga Vakuruivalu

 

YES

YES

77

13

Isaiah Elder

 

YES

 

105

14

Rehana Tonu

 

YES

YES

105

 

TOTAL

8

6

3

 

           

 

Team Manager

Wallene Powell

 

Team Manager

Adi Vaciseva Rokotunaceva

 

Head Coach

Joe Vueti

 

Coach

Henry Elder Jnr




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