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Institute lifters dominates first day of lifting

5 categories contested on the 1st day of the Oceania Senior Championships and all five categories were won by lifters training at the Oceania Weightlifting Institute in New Caledonia.

The 48kg was won by Kathleen Hare from PNG, 53kg was won by Dika Toua also from PNG with a 182kg Total results.

The 58 kg was won by Fijian Sportswoman of the year, Maria Liku, with a Total results of 188kg.

In the men 56kg Manueli Tulo from FIJ take the gold with 237kg Total results while Manuel Minginfel from FSM won in 62kg with an impressive 280kg Total results. It is interesting to note that the winner in 62kg, Manuel Minginfel is the General Secretary of the FSM Weightlifting Federation and was elected as Executive Board Member of the OWF recently.