THIRTY three year old Jenly Tegu Wini of Solomon Islands is now the Oceania weightlifting champion after defeating Tia-clair Toomay of Australia in the women’s senior division today at the Sir John Guise indoor stadium.
Wini lifted 110 kg in the clean and jerk snatch the Gold medal in the 58 kg division and snatch respectively while she also won three gold medals after lifting 183 kilograms in total while Australia’s Toomay lifted 174 kgs and 172 kgs by Mathlynn Robert-Sasser of Marshall Islands to win silver and bronze respectively.
Wini from Fisherman Island near Honaria stood out to be too strong for her rivals grabbing three gold medals.
In the Men’s division, Minginfel Manuel of Federated States of Micronesia won Gold in the 69kg in the snatch, Patrick Pasia of Samoa won silver while Bronze went to Patrick Stevick of Palau.
Fiji’s Tawai Tevita won gold in the clean and Jerk, Silver went to Manuel and Fred Oala Karoho won Bronze.
Manuel was later crowned Oceanic Weightlifting champion after lifting a total of 276 kgs winning gold, Pasia lifted 268 kg and won silver and Fiji’s Tevita won bronze.
In the overall presentation in the junior division, Pasia won Gold after lifting 268 kgs, Oala won silver and lifted a total of 264 kgs and Anthony Taylor of New Zealand lifted a total of 246 kgs to win Bronze.
In the senior Division, gold went to Minginfel Manuel, silver to Patrick Pasia of Samoa and bronze to Fiji’s Tawai Tevita.
PNG won two silver medals.
Story Courtesy of Post Courier / ONE PNG