Weightlifting glory for Solomon Islands female athlete | Pacific Beat

Weightlifting glory for Solomon Islands female athlete

Weightlifting glory for Solomon Islands female athlete

Updated 18 July 2013, 9:59 AEST

Thirty year-old, Jenlyn Wini, recently became the first Solomon Island woman to win gold in the Oceania Weightlifting Championship held in Brisbane, Australia.

The 58kg champion weightlifter won with a clean and jerk of 103kg - that's about double her body weight.

Her coach Oceania Weightlifting Federation Coach, Paul Coffa, says there's been no time off for Wini who is now preparing for her next competition in Wallace and Futuna before continuing to train for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Paul Coffa, Oceania Weightlifting Federation Coach

Contact the studio

Got something to say about what you're hearing on the radio right now?

Text/SMS
Send your texts to +61 427 72 72 72

Tweets
Add the hashtag #raonair to add your tweets to the conversation.

Email
Email us your thoughts on an issue. Messages may be used on air.