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Cikamatana creates history after winning gold for Australia in Commonwealth Games

Cikamatana creates history after winning gold for Australia in Commonwealth Games

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Wednesday 03/08/2022
Former Fiji weightlifter, Eileen Cikamatana creates history in Commonwealth Games. [Image: Australian Weightlifting Federation]

Fiji born Australian weightlifter, Eileen Cikamatana has created history by being the first woman to win gold in the Commonwealth Games for two different countries in an individual event in the Games.

The 22-year-old won gold for Australia in the Women's 87kg division today. She won gold for Fiji in the 90kg class in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Meanwhile, teammate Emma McKeon has broken the record for the most Commonwealth Games medals ever with 19 medals in total.

Australia continues to lead the medal tally with 42 gold, 32 silver and 32 bronze, England is in second place with 31 gold, 34 silver and 21 bronze, while New Zealand is third with 13 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze.

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