Weightlifters impress Chef de Mission

Team PNG’s Chef de Mission, Emma Waiwai, is impressed with the weightlifters’ performance, setting the pace for the rest of Team PNG.

The weightlifters won a total of 14 gold and 4 silver at the VAN2017 Pacific Mini Games.

Lorraine Harry was the final competitor in weightlifting. She competed in the women’s 90kg division.

Harry won three silver medals, one in the snatch and clean and jerk, where she lifted 107kg with a total lift of 191kg.   

Team PNG weightlifters have wrapped up their performance at the VAN2017 Pacific Mini Games and headed back for the Oceania Weightlifting Institute in Noumea, New Caledonia.

Their focus now shifts to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Waiwai said the VAN2017 Pacific Mini Games were important for PNG athletes to not only qualify for the GC 2018 Games but as a way of measuring their performance on the international scale.

Sophie Yaruso