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Gold Lift For Tulo

Gold Lift For Tulo
The golden lift by Manueli Tulo.
July 06
10:24 2015

Manueli Tulo won Fiji’s first gold medal in the men’s 56kg at the Sir John Guise Power Dome in Port Moresby yesterday.

Tulo cleared the bar in the snatch at 107 kg and had a good lift in the clean in jerk with a successful lift of 127kg and won Fiji’s third gold medal in his total lift of 234 kg.

“I want to dedicate this win to my son back at home, Tevita Tulo, who will be watching this from home,” Tulo said.

The Levuka native proved many critics wrong yesterday and ousted Oceania Weightlifting Institute lifter Elson Brechtefeid who settled in for a silver medal in the snatch. He cleared the bar at 100kg won bronze in the clean and jerk with a lift of 120kg and won silver overall with a total of 220kg.

“I trained at home with a local coach and I have achieved what we wanted to achieve,”Tulo said.

“And I want to thank everyone who is behind this achievement especially my weightlifting team and Team Fiji.”

Cakaudrove native Poama Qaqa won bronze overall with a total lift of 213kg. Qaqa won bronze in the snatch with a lift of 92kg and won silver in the clean and jerk with a lift of 121kg.

It was a proud moment for the 18-year-old who has won two bronze medals and one silver medal for Fiji.

“I want to thank God for his guidance and coach Jo Vueti for teaching me all the technique and the Fijian supporters who have come out in numbers to support me.

“And not forgetting everyone in Levuka, Ovalau and everyone back at home for their support,” Qaqa said.

Chef de mission Cathy Wong said it was wonderful feeling in Team Fiji camp.

“This is a wonderful feeling, congratulation to Tulo and his team, the team is in high spirits at the moment.

“Many more to look forward for all players will need to see what Tulo has done; this is the beginning for positive outcomes for Team Fiji,” Wong said.

“Team Fiji is ready to go.”

Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee president Joseph Rodan Seniors expect more gold medals.

“This is the start and more to come, we have good support here and everyone back at home,” Rodan said.

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