Vaivai wins gold
20:00 Wed Dec 06, 2017
Report by: Meli Tavaga
Fiji weightlifter, Apolonia Vaivai won 3 gold medals in the women’s 75Kg weight category at the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu this evening.
She lifted 95Kg in the snatch to win gold and also set a new Pacific Games record for the snatch.
In the Clean & Jerk she secured the gold with her opening lift of 110Kg. She attempted 127Kg as her third lift only to miss it.
A successful lift here would have established her personal best surpassing her lift of 126Kg in September of 2017.
Her total lift was 215Kg.
This is an improvement from her last lift at the World Championships held in USA in the 69Kg category where she lifted a total of 209Kg.
She will now compete at the Commonwealth Games in April 2018.
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