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Lifters Boss Bound For Fiji

  International Weightlifting Federation president Dr Tamas Ajan will be in the country for the Oceania Weightlifitng Championship. The championship, which will also serve as a qualifier for 2016 Olympic
07 May 2016 14:17
Lifters Boss Bound For Fiji
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International Weightlifting Federation president Dr Tamas Ajan will be in the country for the Oceania Weightlifitng Championship.

The championship, which will also serve as a qualifier for 2016 Olympic Games, will be held on May 24-28 at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.

Oceania National Olympic Committee president Dr Robin Mitchell confirmed Ajan alongside representatives from the Asian and African regions will be present at the event and will also be attending the Oceania Regional Technical Seminar on May 22-23.

“The International Weightlifting president is coming to the event, the tournament is an important tournament since it’s an Olympic qualifier and they interested in that,”Dr Mitchell said.

“Asia Weightlifting vice-president Mohammed Hasan Jalood and delegates from the African continents will also be present. They will be here for the opening congress and couple of days of the competition.”

Dr Mitchell, who is also the chairman of the organising committee, said most participants will arrive on May 22.

Weightlifting Fiji treasurer Sikeli Tuinamuana believes the presence of International Weightlifting president is positive for the sport.

“This is good for Fiji and is a step up for our organisation.

“We want to thank the Fiji National Sports Commission for their support that has enabled us to get in new brand of new weights from China worth $185,000.

“We were also fortunate to have had sponsorships from Tourism Fiji we can say that everything is in order now and we are ready to start.”

Tuinamuana is urging the public to come out in numbers and support the national team.

“Our main male lifter Manueli Tulo will be competing in the 56kg and our two main women lifters Apolonia Vaivai and Eileen Cikamatana will be both competing in the 69kg.

“We want members of the public to come out in numbers and support our lifters,” he added.

Tickets will be sold at $5.

Edited by Osea Bola

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