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Levuka Lifters Impress

Over the years, the club has developed renowned lifters like Jo Vueti, Apolonia Vaivai and Eileen Cikamatana.
16 Jul 2020 14:47
Levuka Lifters Impress
Promising weightlifter Niumai Rawaisavu (left), with his coach and former national rep, Sade Vira, in Levuka on July 14, 2020. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

The Levuka Weightlifting Club is nurturing 32 weightlifters who will do the club and Fiji proud in future.

Over the years, the club has developed renowned lifters like Jo Vueti, Apolonia Vaivai and Eileen Cikamatana.

Club coach, Sade Vira said: “We see a lot of promising weightlifters who have shown a lot of potential in Levuka. And we will do our best to nurture them for the better, the youngest is nine years old,

“It hasn’t even been a year since we started training and already lifters are showing promising results. We will continue to get all the help we need to push our athletes,”he said.

Niumai Rawaisavu, 24, has been eyed as a lifter to be reckoned with in future. .

“They are really doing well and preparations continue for the Oceania Weightlifting Championship in Nauru in November,” Club vice-president Eremasi Qalibau said.

“Weightlifting in Fiji will rise to a new standard like no other and it all starts from the training of these youngsters.

“The club is also looking forward to the commissioning of the new Levuka Satellite Training Centre on Saturday that will be followed by a mini competition.

“We are doing this to revamp the sport and to bring in a new crop of lifters. The training centre will be just temporary before we construct a permanent facility in town.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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