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Fiji Powerlifters Collect 12 Gold Medals

Fiji Powerlifting returned home from the 2014 Asia/Oceania Powerlifting Championships with 12 gold medals, seven silver and eight bronze medals. The week long championship was held in Melbourne, Australia and
17 Dec 2014 11:28
Fiji Powerlifters Collect 12 Gold Medals
International Powelifting Federation Referee Pamela Gutjar (right), at a powerlifting clinic at the National Fitness Centre. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

Fiji Powerlifting returned home from the 2014 Asia/Oceania Powerlifting Championships with 12 gold medals, seven silver and eight bronze medals. The week long championship was held in Melbourne, Australia and ended on Sunday.

The six- member squad with the likes of veteran Sainimili Turner won five gold medals in the master’s grade. Ana Garnett collected four gold medals and silver in the women’s 84kg category. Melania Waqasokonibogi won four silver medals and a bronze in the same category.

Elesi Ikanidrodro won five bronze medals in the 84kg open grade category.

These results have put Fiji’s status as major contenders for the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea. The team returns home at the end of the week.

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