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Fijian Lifters Prepared: Coffa

Oceania Weightlifting Federation general secretary Paul Coffa is adamant that our Fijian lifters will do Fiji proud in the 2015 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in Houston. The nine
11 Nov 2015 08:21
Fijian Lifters Prepared: Coffa
Sitting from left to right: Thelma- Toua, Jenly Wini, Dika Toua and Apolonia Vaivai Standing from left to right: Morea Baru, Tanumafili Jungblut, Ittle Detenamo, Manuel Minginfel, Manueli Tulo, David Utimawa and Stevick Patris in Suva yesterday and. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

Oceania Weightlifting Federation general secretary Paul Coffa is adamant that our Fijian lifters will do Fiji proud in the 2015 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in Houston.

The nine days event will start on November 20-28 and will also serve as qualification event for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

 

Team Fiji

Three Fijian lifters includes Manueli Tulo, Apolonia Vaivai and 15 year old Eileen Cikamatana.

“They training very well with the other lifters and it’s not easy.  They are training five hours are day and giving their all during training.

“Weightlifting is a serious sport, when you lifting weights you need to put your mind, soul and body and the stress 24 hours are day and you might get injuries.

“When you lifting heavy weights you need to be prepared and I know they are prepared to face any circumstances and I know all the lifters can do better,” Coffa told SUNsports.

12 weightlifters from around the Oceania countries will try to win a spot for 2016 Rio Olympics.

“We’re training twice in a week and training once in the weekend which will put the boys and girls into good shape before we leave on Tuesday next week.

“This is the biggest world championships in history and looking forward to their performances,” he added.

The team are currently in Suva and will leave for Houston next Tuesday.

 paulini.ratulailai@fijisun.com.fj.

 



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