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The hunt for a new crop of weightlifters especially in the youth and seniors continues for PNG Weightlifting Federation, says vice-president Jeffery Robby.
Robby was responding to the youth weightlifters selection trials held at Hanuabada village in Port Moresby recently.
Robby said the selection trials aims to select weighlifters for next year’s (April) Commonwealth Oceania South Pacific championship that is expected to be held in Nauru.
“We want to identify a new breed of weighlifters and also prepare in advance for the 2023 Solomon Islands Pacific Games,” said Robby.
He said the championship might also see some senior weightlifters qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
When asked about senior PNG weightlifters like Steven Kari, Morea Baru and Dika Toua, Robby said they will also be available to represent the country at the championship.
He said the selection trials produced some positive results in the youth (juniors) division.
Robby said the junior weightlifters that were outstanding during the trials include Mea Simulaita (49kg male) Bou Doura (55kg male), Idau Vagi (44kg female), Pauline Robby (49kg female) and Korema Gavera (55kg female).
Both Vagi and Gavera were also impressive representing PNG at the 2019 Samoa Pacific Games and competing in the juniors division.
Robby said other weightlifters were also competing to their best.
“There was also a new PNG record set for the female 87kg + division by Lorrain Harry.
She had a snatch of 90kg and a total of clean and jerk of 115kg.
She is from Hanuabada and represented PNG at last year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the 2019 Pacific Games,” Robby said.
SOURCE: POST COURIER/PACNEWS
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