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Tea Party For Eileen In Labasa

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
April 25
11:03 2018

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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