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Tea Party For Eileen In Labasa

Staff of the Ministry of Fisher­ies, on behalf of all Govern­ment departments in Labasa, hosted a tea party for Common­wealth Games gold medallist Ei­leen Cikamatana yesterday. The 18-year-old weightlifting sen­sation
25 Apr 2018 11:03
Tea Party For Eileen In Labasa
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Eileen Cikamatana(seating second from right) with her medal with Ministry of Fisheries staff in Labasa on April 24,2018.Photo: Shratika Naidu

Staff of the Ministry of Fisher­ies, on behalf of all Govern­ment departments in Labasa, hosted a tea party for Common­wealth Games gold medallist Ei­leen Cikamatana yesterday.

The 18-year-old weightlifting sen­sation came to Labasa with her mother Makitalena on Monday and will be leaving today after visiting her relatives.

Ministry of Fisheries northern divisional officer Joji Vakawalet­abua on behalf of Commissioner Northern Jovesa Vocea thanked Ei­leen and congratulated her for the achievement.

“When we heard you are in Labasa we thought of showing our appre­ciation to you and your family,” Vakawaletabua said.

Competing in the 90kg category, Cikamatana lifted a total of 233kg to edge out her Australian rival Kaity Fassina in Gold Coast, Aus­tralia.

“This is such a huge achievement by a young female and we are proud of you,”Vakawaletabua said.

Makitalena thanked the Ministry of Fisheries for hosting her daugh­ter at Macuata House.

Eileen was also appreciative of the kind gesture.

“I am honoured and this will moti­vate me to work harder and achieve more for Fiji,” Eileen said.

“I came here to visit my mother’s relatives.

“I am really surprised to be rec­ognised by people requesting for a selfie.

“Indeed Vanua Levu is a friendly place.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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