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New Zealand weightlifting eyes to recruit Cikamatana
00:53 am GMT+12, 06/07/2018, Fiji

A number of countries have shown interest in recruiting Fiji Commonwealth Games gold medallist Eileen Cikamatana after she opted to walk away from weightlifting.

Cikamatana accused Weightlifting Fiji of denying her rights when it brought in an Iranian coach who has never worked with female lifters before.

ABC reports, Cikamatana is considering taking her case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but in the meantime, other countries and other sports are queuing up for her services.

The report says New Zealand weightlifting coach Garry Marshall would love her to be in the NZ camp.

“Well she’s a top quality weightlifter and no doubt about that. We haven’t received any application from Eileen but I do understand that there are countries who have approached her.”

The Oceania Weightlifting Federation say four other countries have shown their interest on Cikamatana.

Meanwhile, Cikamatana has stated in her letter that she did not want to change countries but what Weightlifting Fiji has done to her is unforgivable.

She says she has also been approached by Athletics Fiji following her resignation.

“I received an email from Athletics Fiji they want me to do throwing and rugby. If you have nothing why don’t you come and join rugby.”

Cikamatana says it breaks her heart to miss out on the World Juniors and the medal for Fiji but she has the right as women to choose who coaches her.

SOURCE: FBC NEWS/PACNEWS


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