Trukai gives another K50,000 to PNG Weightlifting

The PNG Weightlifting Federation (PNGWF) received a further 50,000 kina from Trukai Industries today to boost preparations for upcoming major international events.

In store for PNG’s weightlifters are the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Weightlifting Championships next month in Houston, USA, the 2016 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships and the 2016 Oceania Weightlifting Championships in Fiji.

PNG Weightlifting Federation president Sir John Dawanincura thanked Trukai, saying the future of the sport looked good.

 “We are ever grateful to Trukai for their ongoing sponsorship to weightlifting since 1995 and we look forward to continuing this relationship into the future.

“We will send our strongest senior and junior teams overseas to compete in the World Weightlifting Championships and Oceania Weightlifting Championships which are qualifiers for the 2016 Rio Olympics later in August.

 “From here, we hope to send three of the top weightlifters down to Rio once they are approved by the PNG Olympic Committee,” said Dawanincura.

Trukai’s sales and marketing general manager Andrew Daubney said Trukai was proud to be part of a sport that was growing from strength to strength.

“We can only continue our support and hope our weightlifters lift bigger and bigger weights and have more and more success and put PNG on the world map as one of the best in weightlifting,” said Daubney.

Troy Taule