More medals for Nauru’s weightlifters

Maxima Uepa won 2 gold medals and a silver in the women’s 71kg event.

Uepa lifted a total of 191 kg to beat Kiribati and Papua New Guinea.

She won silver in the 71kg Snatch with a lift of 86kg behind Australian Ebony Gorincu.

Uepa also won gold in the Clean & Jerk with a lift of 105kg.

Her compatriot, Ezekiel Moses collected bronze medals in the men’s 67kg event with a total lift of 260kg. The gold went to Samoa, while Kiribati walked away with the silver medal.

In the Snatch event, Moses lifted 116kg and 145kg in the Clean & Jerk event.

Team Fiji soars high in Abu Dhabi

Team Fiji won 17 medals – 7 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze medals.

Fiji has definitely seen much more than a group of 21 young determined people. We have seen a team of over performers who have welled our hearts with pride and admiration.

Mike Greig, Digicel Fiji CEO said; “You are amazing, incredible, inspiring and you are powerful. You have shown the whole of Fiji that you are strong and you are everyone who you should aspire to be.”

Nauru weightlifters scoop 17 medals and championship cup in regional meet

A total of 17 medals were won in various categories. Some of the weightlifters who picked up medals are Fe-male Grundler, Larko Doguape, Bernada Uepa and Siyisha Cain.

Cain also won the championship’s cup for the female youth category.

It was a tremendous effort from all the lifters.