Weightlifting aims for 20 gold

Weight lifting is going into the Pacific Games with the aim to bring home between 17 to 20 gold medals.

PNG Weighting Federation president Sir John Dawanincura says the team has been training hard and he is looking forward to good results.

PNG Weight lifting has a 19 member team which consists of nine females and ten males.

18 members of the team were sent to train in Noumea last month.

“We have done so well in other international games and for the Pacific Games  it is our vision to win at least between 17 – 20 gold medals,” says Sir John.

Sir John says in the female section, weight lifter Lorraine Harry has done well in improving by 15 kilograms.

He says it is their dream to win on home soil because they know their own strengths and weaknesses and that of their opponents.

PNG Weight lifting has spent at least K1.4 million on its preparations for the games.