Kiribati weightlifter clinches 3 golds

Photo: Medal winners in the 77kg – Fa’avae Fa’auliuli (Samoa), Josefa Vueti (Fiji) and Taubena Tatonga (Kiribati). 90930147

Two of the lifters at the New Caledonia weightlifting institute walked away with gold at the Pacific Mini Games championships yesterday.

Kiribati’s Tekaei Temake clinched the three golds in the 69kg class, ahead of Ilaniume Finau from Tonga and Bill Andrews from Fiji.

However, his main competition, Toafitu Perive from Samoa, crashed out of the competition by failing a lift in the clean and jerk. Perive failed to lift 146kg on three occasions so he did not register a clean and jerk for his total.

However the Samoan was able to snatch 111kg for silver – by one kilogram – behind Temake in the first discipline.

In the clean and jerk, Temake lifted 150kg for a total of 262kg.

In the 77kg class, Fijian Josefa Vueti, who is based in Noumea, took the overall category (292kg), but not without a fight from Samoan Fa’avae Fa’auliuli.

The Samoan pipped Vueti by one kilogram in the snatch (126kg) but the Fijian came back to clean and jerk 167kg. Vueti’s winning total was 292kg – five ahead of Fa’auliuli.

Taubena Tatonga from Kiribati was third overall with a total of 235kg (110kg & 125kg).

In the women’s 69kg class, Tauimani Ah Kuoi (Samoa) won gold with a total of 166kg (68kg & 98kg), Hapilyn Iro (Solomon Islands) lifted 147kg (65kg & 82kg), and Raijeli Tagua from Fiji won bronze with a total lift of 136kg.

In the women’s 75kg category, Samoa’s Mary Opeloge won gold with a 192 total (87kg & 105kg), Tamyrah Mautama (Niue) lifted 126kg (55kg & 71kg), and Molilaau Kailea only lifted in the snatch (65kg). - Cook Islands News




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Result Update...

FINAL LIFT RESULTS
THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2009


MENS 94KG CATEGORY





 NAME  NATION SNATCH(kg)   C & JERK(kg)  TOTAL(kg)  PLACING
 David Katoatau  KIR  140  180  320  1
 Saimone Turaganivalu  FIJ  132  160  292  2
 Jonathan Yoshida  SAM  125  160  285  3
 Alosio Fatoga  NCL  100  140  240  4
 Sione Vasi  TGA  90  115  205  5
 Simon Tiakia  NIU  82  110  192  6
 Honoura Roopinia  TAH  70  100  170  7
 Romano Porutu  TAH  70  80  150  8

MEN 105KG CATEGORY






 NAME  NATION  SNATCH(kg)  C & JERK(kg)
 TOTAL(kg)  PLACING
 Meameaa Thomas
 KIR  140  180  320  1
 Amete Luaki
 NCL  137  166  303  2
 Tovia Opeloge
 SAM  130  161  291  3
 Ioane Thomas
 KIR  120  150  270  4
 Apineru Vaoga
 ASA  110  128  238  5
 Braydon Dean Hakeagaiki
 NIU  57  82  139  6
 Dimos Tinitua Timo
 TAH  52  65  117  7
 David Finau
 TGA  100    ---------




WOMENS 75+KG CATEGORY





 NAME NATION
SNATCH(kg)
C & JERK(kg)
TOTAL(kg)
PLACING
 Ele Opeloge
SAM
 125 NR
 150 NR
 275 NR
 1
 Narita Viliamu
 NIU  85  120  205  2
 Noeline Luaki
 NCL  62  75  137  3
 Luisa Peters
 COK  60  74  134  4

MENS 105+KG CATEGORY

 NAME  NATION  SNATCH(kg)  C & JERK(kg)
 TOTAL(kg)  PLACING
 Itte Detenamo
 NRU  176 NR
 210  386 NR
 1
 Samuel Pera
 COK  140  172  312  2
 Maamaloa Lolohea
 TGA  110  171  281  3
 Theron Taupau
 ASA  125  155  280  4
 Iotua Terevaura
 TAH  65  80  145  5
 Jean Claude Teuravehe
 TAH  55  65  120  6





Te Karere Board - Today's Events

DAY 3- WEIGHTLIFTING COMPETITION

Today's Events:


10.00AM Men 94 kg
KIR-GOLD (David Katoatau)
FIIJ-SILVER (Saimone Turaganivalu)
SAM-BRONZE (Jonathon Yoshida)


12.15PM Men 105kg
KIR-GOLD (Meameaa Thomas)

NCL- SILVER (Amete Luaki)
SAM-BRONZE (Tovia Opeloge)

2.30PM      Women +75kg Progress
Ele Opeloge new Games record with her first lift of 120 kg
Ele Opeloge new Commonwealth record with her second lift of 125kg
Third lift - failed attempt

SAM-GOLD (Ele Opeloge)

NIU-SILVER (Narita Viliamu)

NCL-BRONZE (Noeline Luaki)

4.45PM      Men +105kg
-NRU-GOLD(Itte Detenamo)
                                    COK-SILVER(Samuel Pera)
                                    TGA-BRONZE(Maamaloa Lolohea)