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Powerlifting Returns

The Fiji Powerlifting Federation is making a call to all interested athletes to come forward and be part of this dynamic sport. The Federation last held their activities in 2015
29 Mar 2017 12:19
Powerlifting Returns
Powerlifting Fiji president Eric Joeji.

The Fiji Powerlifting Federation is making a call to all interested athletes to come forward and be part of this dynamic sport.

The Federation last held their activities in 2015 and plans are already in the pipeline to help revive the sport this weekend by holding a bench press at the Body Academy building in Lautoka.

Powerlifting Fiji president Eric Joeji said this is one of the most notable sports in the South Pacific.

“Powerlifting is one of the recognised sports in Fiji especially during the South Pacific Games. We are trying to make our way into the Olympic Games by working with the parent body International Powerlifting Federation,” he said.

“But the last couple of years Fiji Powerlifting had been very quiet. There has not been any activity.”

The Federation now has new executive committee members that were elected into office a few months ago.

“There’s a lot of thing we are going to do and we are running our first set of competition on Saturday. We have been working with all the groups. The federation is planning to host sporting events like squat after our first bench press event on Saturday.”

Joeji said the official weigh-in for Saturday is at 9am and the competition starts at 11am.

“At the moment we are not sure how many will be participating since this is our first event after two years. The last one was done before the Pacific Games in 2015 so we are trying to revive the sport. I have sent out an invitation to Suva but most participants are expected from Lautoka,” he added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  leonec@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

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