31 weightlifters chase Pacific Mini Games spot

31 weightlifters chase Pacific Mini Games spot

By Naveel Krishant
Friday 15/04/2022
[Photo Credit: Weightlifting Fiji]

31 athletes will be participating at National Weightlifting Championships tomorrow aiming to secure their place in the National team travelling to the Pacific Mini Games in June.

Vying for a place in the Pacific Mini-games team is former 2-time Commonwealth games Bronze Medalist and recent Oceania Online Cup Gold medalist Apolonia Vaivai, Oceania Online cup Gold medalist Eroni Talemaigau, 2019 Commonwealth Youth Silver Medalist Daniel Shaw and 2021 Oceania Online Bronze medalist Sebiuta Talamaiwasa. Also in contention are former national rep Charlie Lolohea, along with new finds, Vikatoria Taka, former swimmer Leyna-May Domonatagi, rugby League convert Apakuki Tabuawaiwai and national Team Captain Patrick Tawake, Levuka siblings Ateca Vira, Marian Vira and Solomoni Vira.

National Coach Henry Elder says the sacrifices their dedicated athletes have taken is now showing and he is very excited to see their performances.

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