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Lifters Night At Awards

Weightlifting Fiji (WF) scooped four awards during the 2016 Fiji Sports Awards at the Vodafone Arena on Friday night. WF vice-president Christopher Yee said the win reflected on the hard
19 Feb 2017 11:00
Lifters Night At Awards
Assistant Local Government Minister Vijay Nath, Osea Kolinisau, Tao Fa, Assistant Youth and Sports Minister Iliasa Delana, Peter Mazey of Fiji National Sports Commission with Fiji Sports Council CEO Litiana Loabuka during 2016 Fiji Sports Awards at Vodafone arena. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Weightlifting Fiji (WF) scooped four awards during the 2016 Fiji Sports Awards at the Vodafone Arena on Friday night.

WF vice-president Christopher Yee said the win reflected on the hard work of the executives, coaches, athletes and their families.

“The support of parents, Government, Fijian National Sports Commission, Fiji Sports Council, Fijian Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee helped us in getting where we are.

“We are developing the 2016 youngest male athlete Sitiveni Timi because he has a lot of talent,” Yee said.

Their ultimate goal is the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“The competition among athletes to represent Fiji at the Tokyo Olympics has intensified and we are setting goals and they know what we expect from them.

“Right now we have three weightlifters training at the Oceania Weightlifting Institute under Paul Coffa. They are Eileen Cikamatana, Poama Qaqa and Taniela Rainibogi.

“We are hoping to send them to the Australian International next month which is the also the Commonwealth Games qualification event,” he said.

Weightlifting Fiji treasurer Sikeli Tuinamuana scooped the Sports Administrator of the Year said hard work has paid off after four years.

“We have a very good team and it’s a great honour for us to win this,” Tuinamuana said.

“This win is the recognition of the leadership, strategy and the support we have given to the athletes.  What we want to provide the platform for the coaches and players to perform at their best.”


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