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Early Christmas For Sainimili

With seven gold medals and three world records recently added to her impressive list of achievements, Christmas has indeed come early for Fiji Powerlifting icon Sainimili Turner. Turner scooped her
20 Dec 2014 11:25
Early Christmas For Sainimili

With seven gold medals and three world records recently added to her impressive list of achievements, Christmas has indeed come early for Fiji Powerlifting icon Sainimili Turner.

Turner scooped her medals in the master’s category at the 2014 Asia Oceania Powerlifting Championships in Melbourne, Australia last week.

“I’m so happy that I got these. It’s a good year for me and it’s a good Christmas with the seven gold medals that I have right now. I’m so happy and thank you so much to my teammates, my coach, the Sports Commission and Mazey,” she said.

“I work hard whenever I go to compete because I want to bring something back to Fiji. The girls look at me and they’ll say if Aunty Mili can do it why can’t I? I know they can do it better than me next year or the year after,” she added.

Fiji National Sports Commission chairman Peter Mazey congratulated the whole contingent on their success, hailing their achievement in the sport.

“This is proof of what happens when Government and sports work together. With our minor sports we can go all the way. Three world records for Mili, which is wonderful and how many people can say that over 60?” he said.

Turner set three new records, the first in the master’s squat, setting a new Oceania record of 140, the second in the bench lifting a new Commonwealth record of 95 and the third in the total setting a new world record of 380.5.

Team Fiji tallied 12 gold medals, nine silver medals and eight bronze medals at the tournament which ran from December 7-14 in Melbourne, Australia.

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