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Qaqa, Malani Finish 9th

Qaqa, Malani Finish 9th
Poama Qaqa reacts after he competes during the weightlifting men’s 62kg final on day one of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre on April 5, 2018 Photo: Anasilini Ratuva
April 07
11:14 2018

Poama Qaqa finished in ninth place in the men’s 62kg and Seruwaia Malani also finished ninth in the women’s 48kg.

Qaqa lifted 113kg in the snatch and 142kg in the clean and jerk with a total lift of 255kg. Malani lifted 60Kg in the snatch and 76Kg in the clean and Jerk to give her a total of 136Kg.

In the snatch, she missed her first attempt at 60Kg before securing it in the second attempt. Her third attempt at 63kg was unsuccessful.

In the clean and Jerk, she missed her first attempt of 73kg, before securing the 73kg and 76kg for her second and third attempts.

Her father Sunia Uataletale witnessed his daughter compete and said he was very happy to see her and Manueli Tulo compete.

“I always hear of their overseas tours and competitions and now I’ve seen it for myself,”he said.

“I’m very proud of my children and I am thankful that I’ve been able to see them compete.”

 

  Edited by  Osea Bola

 

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