21st September 09:59 AM
Cikamatana wins 4 gold medals and breaks records
By Fijivillage
Sunday 10/09/2017
17-year-old weightlifting sensation Eileen Cikamatana

17-year-old weightlifting sensation Eileen Cikamatana won 4 gold medals in the 90Kg Weight Division at the Commonwealth and Oceania Championships in Gold Coast.

Cikamatana won the Commonwealth Senior and Junior as well as the Oceania Senior and Junior gold medals.

Cikamatana was in great form, as she broke her own Clean and Jerk Records for Commonwealth and Oceania Senior and Junior Records.

She lifted 102 Kg in the snatch and narrowly missed her attempt at 111Kg while chasing the Commonwealth and Junior Records in the snatch.

However not to disappoint, she went further by lifting a new personal best of 141Kg in the Clean and jerk for a total of 243Kg which was a new Commonwealth and Oceania Records in the 90Kg weight category.

In second place was Kaitlyn Fassina of Australia with a total lift of 228Kg, Tracey Lambrechs of New Zealand was 3rd with 219Kg and Deborah Acason of Australia was 4th with 217Kg.

Cikamatana's previous bests were 110Kg in the Snatch and 140Kg in the Clean & Jerk with a total of 250Kg which she set at the Pacific Cup International in early August.

Meanwhile, Apolonia Vaivai won the Gold medals in both the Commonwealth Championships and Oceania Championships on Friday night in a sensational competition.

Apolonia recorded a personal best of 227 Kg for her 69Kg Weight category. Apolonia lifted 101 Kg in the snatch and 126Kg in  the Clean & Jerk.

In second place was Punam Yadav of India with a total lift of 217Kg, Sarah Davis of England was third with 212Kg and Philippa Malone of Australia in 4th with 202Kg.

Apolonia broke the Oceania Record 5 times during the competition once in Snatch and twice each in the Clean & Jerk and the Total Lifts.

She broke the old record of 100Kg in the snatch and 122Kg in Clean & Jerk and a total of 222Kg set by Michelle Kettner of Australia in 2000.

This was the third year in a row that Apolonia won a Commonwealth Championship Title.

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