Arafura Games preview
Oceania’s best weightlifter, Nauruan national Peter Yukio, will be competing at the Arafura Games. Yukio is regarded as the top lifter in Oceania and the Commonwealth after winning gold in the men’s 77kg category at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in Limasso, Cyprus, in December last year.
Yukio edged out Fiji’s top Olympic lifter Josefa Vueti with a world class performance totalling 330kg by snatching 145kg and lifting another 185kg in the clean and jerk.
Yukio is one of only two competitors from the small island nation of Nauru at Arafura ’09.