Great facility

International weightlifting delegate Paul Coffa believes that the Cook Islands should bid for the Commonwealth weightlifting championships.
After looking at the Telecom Sports Arena, Coffa feels that the country can host an international event, and he says that the local association should act now if it wants to.
The next Commonwealth championships are in Malaysia next month, and with South Africa looking to host the 2011 champs, Coffa says 2012 could be a chance.
“The facilities here are first class, I’m really impressed,” says Coffa, who is also the Oceania and Commonwealth weightlifting general secretary.
“But if you want to bid, do it now because no one is going to wait for you.”
The Pacific Mini Games competition got off to a great start with Fijian Manueli Tulo breaking an Oceania and South Pacific record.
Coffa expects a good competition in the men’s division but he is somewhat disappointed with the small numbers in the female categories. Despite this, Coffa says the Opeloge sisters, Mary and Ele are expected to stand out in their weight divisions.
With Nauru’s Yukio Peter in the 85kg category, Coffa says he will bring a touch of international class to these championships. Peter is the top lifter in the Commonwealth and second in the world in his class.
Another Nauru lifter Itte Detenamo is expected to be prominent in the 105kg-plus class, and the duel between Fiji’s Josefa Vueti and Samoa’s Fa’avae Fa’auliuli in the 77kg class should be a good contest.
“I believe that by the end of these championships, there will be some new South Pacific and Oceania records.” - Moana Moekaa: Cook Islands News




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Result Update...

FINAL LIFT RESULTS
THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2009


MENS 94KG CATEGORY





 NAME  NATION SNATCH(kg)   C & JERK(kg)  TOTAL(kg)  PLACING
 David Katoatau  KIR  140  180  320  1
 Saimone Turaganivalu  FIJ  132  160  292  2
 Jonathan Yoshida  SAM  125  160  285  3
 Alosio Fatoga  NCL  100  140  240  4
 Sione Vasi  TGA  90  115  205  5
 Simon Tiakia  NIU  82  110  192  6
 Honoura Roopinia  TAH  70  100  170  7
 Romano Porutu  TAH  70  80  150  8

MEN 105KG CATEGORY






 NAME  NATION  SNATCH(kg)  C & JERK(kg)
 TOTAL(kg)  PLACING
 Meameaa Thomas
 KIR  140  180  320  1
 Amete Luaki
 NCL  137  166  303  2
 Tovia Opeloge
 SAM  130  161  291  3
 Ioane Thomas
 KIR  120  150  270  4
 Apineru Vaoga
 ASA  110  128  238  5
 Braydon Dean Hakeagaiki
 NIU  57  82  139  6
 Dimos Tinitua Timo
 TAH  52  65  117  7
 David Finau
 TGA  100    ---------




WOMENS 75+KG CATEGORY





 NAME NATION
SNATCH(kg)
C & JERK(kg)
TOTAL(kg)
PLACING
 Ele Opeloge
SAM
 125 NR
 150 NR
 275 NR
 1
 Narita Viliamu
 NIU  85  120  205  2
 Noeline Luaki
 NCL  62  75  137  3
 Luisa Peters
 COK  60  74  134  4

MENS 105+KG CATEGORY

 NAME  NATION  SNATCH(kg)  C & JERK(kg)
 TOTAL(kg)  PLACING
 Itte Detenamo
 NRU  176 NR
 210  386 NR
 1
 Samuel Pera
 COK  140  172  312  2
 Maamaloa Lolohea
 TGA  110  171  281  3
 Theron Taupau
 ASA  125  155  280  4
 Iotua Terevaura
 TAH  65  80  145  5
 Jean Claude Teuravehe
 TAH  55  65  120  6





Te Karere Board - Today's Events

DAY 3- WEIGHTLIFTING COMPETITION

Today's Events:


10.00AM Men 94 kg
KIR-GOLD (David Katoatau)
FIIJ-SILVER (Saimone Turaganivalu)
SAM-BRONZE (Jonathon Yoshida)


12.15PM Men 105kg
KIR-GOLD (Meameaa Thomas)

NCL- SILVER (Amete Luaki)
SAM-BRONZE (Tovia Opeloge)

2.30PM      Women +75kg Progress
Ele Opeloge new Games record with her first lift of 120 kg
Ele Opeloge new Commonwealth record with her second lift of 125kg
Third lift - failed attempt

SAM-GOLD (Ele Opeloge)

NIU-SILVER (Narita Viliamu)

NCL-BRONZE (Noeline Luaki)

4.45PM      Men +105kg
-NRU-GOLD(Itte Detenamo)
                                    COK-SILVER(Samuel Pera)
                                    TGA-BRONZE(Maamaloa Lolohea)