Aug 10, 2020 Last Updated 9:45 PM, Aug 9, 2020

When one country’s loss is another’s gain

Eileen Cikamatana when she was still sporting the Fiji kit. Eileen Cikamatana when she was still sporting the Fiji kit. Supplied
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When Islands Business was considering our Pacific Person of the Year in December, we looked across Pacific communities and sectors.

In sports, there was one clear standout, young weightlifting star, Eileen Cikamatana.

The Fijian left her country of birth last year to make a new home in Australia.

Cikamatana has been granted Australian citizenship and has swapped her light blue passport for the navy Australian one.

She is one of the best female weightlifters to ever come out of Fiji. Under the watchful eye of her Australian coach and trainer Paul Coffa, she was set to be one of Fiji’s sporting superstars.

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