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Vaivai, Tulo To Maintain Form For Rio

Our top weightlifters, Apolonia Vaivai and Manueli Tulo could be our possible representatives to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August. This comes after Fiji was
29 May 2016 08:38
Vaivai, Tulo To Maintain Form For Rio
Left-Apolonia Vaivai with her golden lift. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai Right-Manueli Tulo during the Oceania Weightlifting Championship at the Vodafone Arena, Suva. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Our top weightlifters, Apolonia Vaivai and Manueli Tulo could be our possible representatives to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August.

This comes after Fiji was announced as the top five in the men’s and top four in the women’s team qualified to the Rio Olympics at the Vodafone Arena, Suva last night.

However, Weightlifting Fiji president Atma Maharaj says the journey does not end here for the rest of the senior lifters as the final two have yet to be confirmed.

Maharaj stated the favourites, Tulo and Vaivai will have to maintain their performance if they want to keep their spot for Rio.

“We will announce the final team by July 11, it doesn’t stop here, and we’ve told all the athletes that they will have to continue.

“Monday (tomorrow) they will start training and we will hold competitions ourselves in six weeks time to maintain their form,” he said.

Listed are the teams that have qualified for the Olympic Games according to their rank in points.

These are the first five in the men: Samoa- 149 points, Australia- 144, New Zealand- 139, Kiribati- 137 and Fiji- 132.

 

In the women’s division: Australia, with 106 points, second Samoa 99, third New Zealand 99, and fourth Fiji 95.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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