Trukai praises weightlifters for brilliant performance

Trukai Industries has dubbed PNG’s weightlifters ‘heroes’ after their performance in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

As the proud sponsor of the PNG Weightlifting Federation for over 20 years, Trukai Industries celebrated the weightlifters’ victories along with PNG.

Repeating his feats at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014, Steven Kari snatched gold in the Men’s 94kg Division and broke the Commonwealth Games Clean and Jerk record in the process. 

Dika Toua and Morea Baru were also magnificent in capturing silver in the Women’s 53kg and Men’s 62kg divisions respectively.

Trukai general manager sales and marketing, Andrew Daubney, congratulated the three medallists for their outstanding performance in the Commonwealth Games.

He also acknowledged and congratulated all the six weightlifters for their sacrifice and commitment put into training whilst being away from home and their families for almost a year.

“While the dominance of the PNG Weightlifting Federation in previous competitions cannot be denied, their results in an international field second only to the Olympics and World Championships has again rocketed PNG weightlifting on a world stage, as did the 2014 Glasgow Games,” said Daubney.

“These athletes are in elite training, away from their families and mostly overseas, for many months at a time. It takes incredible dedication and resilience to do what they do, and to be rewarded with gold and silver medals is an amazing outcome.

“Like the theme of our campaign, today they will stand here as our very own PNG superheroes.”

(File picture of Steven Kari celebrating his victory at the 2018 Gold Coast Games)

Imelda Wavik