Nauru lifters to participate at World Youth Championship

Nauru Media News reports the lifters competing in different weight categories consist of four young girls and two young men.

  • Taisha Grundler – 49kg
  • My-Only Stephen – 55kg
  • Jo-veth Deireragea – 59kg
  • Femily Notte – 64kg
  • Johannes Adam – 49kg
  • Ditto Ika – 67kg

Head Coach Quincy Detenamo (Vice President of NWF) said, “These young lifters to attend this event are facing top weightlifters in the world which will be of great benefit and experience to them in the future and their sporting career”.

IWF honours weightlifting coach, administrator Paul Coffa

Coffa was inducted at a Special Congress of the International Weightlifting Federation held in Bogota Colombia this week.

He is the first person ever to be inducted to the IWF Hall of Fame for outstanding achievement in the field of coaching and his record is truly remarkable.

In a career spanning 57 years, Paul Coffa has

Australia’s Charisma Amoe-Tarrant lifts for her late mother and uncle

"That's for my mum, and also my uncle who passed away from cancer, and I know he was also very supportive of my lifting, like my mum," she said.

"All the lifting is for them."

Amoe-Tarrant was born in Nauru and lived there until she was 12 years of age.

Her mother died of kidney problems in 2009, so she and her siblings were adopted by their grandparents, who brought them to Australia.

Four years ago, Amoe-Tarrant won a silver medal for her country of birth, and now the 23-year-old has one as an Australian.

Nauru scoops first Commonwealth Games medal in Weightlifting

Uepa scooped the country’s first medal in the Women’s 76kg final yesterday.

The 19-year-old lifted 90kg in the first snatch attempt, 94kg in the second and 96kg in the third attempt.

Uepa went on to lift 115kg in the first clean and jerk attempt and 119kg in the second attempt.

She lifted a total of 215kg in the event.

The gold medal was won by Canada’s Maya Laylor while Nigeria’s Taiwo Liadi settled for silver.


Nauru lifter Nancy Abouke placed 5th in the Women’s 71kg final

Abouke lifted 87kg in her first snatch attempt and 110kg in her first clean and jerk attempt.

The category’s gold medal went to Sarah Davis of England.

Canada’s Alexis Ashworth claimed silver and bronze was won by Harjinder Kaur of India.

Nauru’s Bernice Detundamo came in 12th in the Women’s 64kg weightlifting category final.


Dika Toua hopeful of snatching Games medal for PNG

Toua will be in action at the Games in the women's 53kg category at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England.

Weightlifting will begin its competition on Saturday local time.

"My aim is to do my best and hopefully win a medal, that is the number one priority going into this competition," Toua, who win silver in 2018, told the Post Courier.

"Whether I win a silver or a gold medal, it doesn't matter, the biggest thing is winning and making my family and the nation proud of my achievement."

Nauru to showcase new lifters for Commonwealth Games

Coach Quincy Detenamo said most of the lifters will be competing for the first time in a Commonwealth Game and it will be a new and exciting experience for them.

Young Tido Ika is the youngest male lifter in team and it will be his first Commonwealth Games.

My-Only Stephen is the youngest female lifter and she is in the 55kg division. It is also her first Commonwealth Games.

Tuitupou creates biggest upset to win two gold medals for Tonga

He caused the biggest upset after beating 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist David Liti from New Zealand and silver medalist Lauititi Lui (Samoa) to win two golds for Tonga in the highest division (Over 109kg) of the weightlifting competition.

The 25-year-old won Gold in the Clean and Jerk category and the Overall category, and a Bronze medal in the Snatch category.

 Tuitupou and fellow underdog Malachi Fa'amausilifala (Samoa) took full advantage of failed lift attempts by the favourites David Liti and Lauititi Lui.

Nauru weightlifters add bronze to medal tally

That event was won by Australia and Kiribati walked away with the silver medal.

Doguape also clinched a bronze medal with a lift of 150kg in the Clean & Jerk event.

His compatriot, Ika Aliklik also won bronze in the Snatch event.

Kiribati lifter, Taretiita Tabaroua won the gold medal in the event.

Nauru also won bronze in the Oceania Championship also underway in Apia.

At the end of day 4 of competition, Nauru was placed in 7th place with 5 gold, 1 silver and 8 bronze in the overall medal tally.



NZ win first gold medals at Pacific Games

The Auckland teenager snatched 94kg and clean and jerked 112kg for a 206kg total, to win all three gold medals in the women's 76kg division.

It really does mean a lot because it just shows that all my hard work is paying off, at the end of the day, and I'm just very pleased with myself and all of my team members."