PNG to defend weightlifting standing

All eyes will be on Faleata Sports Complex from Tuesday onwards as 19 nations begin competing in weightlifting, one of the most popular and highly anticipated sports at the Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games.

The Youth and Junior Oceania and Commonwealth Championships will also be held in conjunction with the Samoa 2019 competition.

Last time at the Port Moresby 2015 XVI Pacific Games, weightlifting was hotly contested. PNG topped the medal table with 13 golds and a total of 21, closely followed by Samoa with 12 golds and a higher overall total of 23 medals. Australia claimed 29 medals in total, but only 6 golds.

Samoa, PNG and Australia will again be among the teams to watch at Samoa 2019.