Lifting through his struggles: Taniela Rainibogi

Taniela Rainibogi. Photo: International Weightlifting Federation/Facebook

Fiji’s new-found weightlifting sensation, Taniela Rainibogi, is powering his way to becoming one of the biggest names in Pacific sports, after becoming the first weightlifter from his country to win a medal in a global competition.

At the 2023 International Weightlifting Federation Grand Prix II in Qatar, in December, Rainibogi won a silver medal in the Snatch, a bronze in the Clean & Jerk and won third place overall in his category.

He was fresh out of winning the overall best male athlete award at the regional

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