Eileen Cikamatana aims to end weightlifting medal drought in Paris 

Eileen Cikamatana had to wait for her Olympic debut and now she plans to make it count.  The Fijian-born star will join Jacqueline Nichele and Kyle Bruce in Australia’s weightlifting team for Paris.  All are

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Lifting through his struggles: Taniela Rainibogi

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

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We come from a family of lifters — the Edwards sisters of Niue

In this next instalment of the Islands Business’ build-up to the Pacific Games,  correspondent Alipate Pareti  takes a look at—the Edwards sisters of Niue—Maxine and Ramsi. They will be carrying

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Don Opeloge sets new Commonwealth record for Men’s 102kg Clean N Jerk

Whenever Samoa’s national weightlifting team compete at regional and global events, the nation can be sure to expect medals to be raining down and records to be broken. The recent Samoa Games held in Apia was no

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10 nations to train at Samoa’s weightlifting facility

Weightlifters from five different Pacific nations are in Samoa and there could be five more by the end of the year.  They are not here to compete but to make use of the training facilities and train with Samoan

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Samoan weightlifters smash Oceania records

Two Samoan weightlifters have set new Oceania records at the New Zealand national championships in Mt Maunganui. Don Opeloge, who is the 2022 Commonwealth Games Gold medalist in the men’s 96kg class, set three new

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Historic gold win for Cikamatana

Pacific champion weightlifter Eileen Cikamatana has won another gold medal for Australia in the 87kg women’s category in Birmingham 2022. Cikamatana was able to set a new games record for her category in the snatch,

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Commonwealth Games Update

After a few days of Commonwealth Games competition, let’s check-in with our Pacific athletes and see how they have fared so far in Birmingham. Fiji 7s settles for Silver again Rugby 7s was one of the most anticipated

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Cikamatana continues to shine for the green and gold

Champion weightlifter Eileen Cikamatana is set to headline Australia’s weightlifting team for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Australia weightlifting team was announced yesterday to coincide with the

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Pacific women thrive in world of sports

Champion Cikamatana carry Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton The Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay has completed its brief visit to Australia after following an itinerary from March 17-20 which paid

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Australia asked to allow PNG athletes in to train

PNG Weightlifting Federation in conjunction with the PNG Olympic Committee (PNGOC) has written to the Australian Government requesting for its athletes to be allowed into Australia to train and prepare for the 2022

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Samoan weightlifter Iuniarra Sipaia through to Olympics

Samoan weightlifter Iuniarra Sipaia has confirmed her spot in the Tokyo Olympics next month and says she is honored to be representing the country. Sipaia told the Samoa Observer in an interview on Tuesday that she felt

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