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2013 Pacific Mini Games

The 2013 Pacific Mini Games have come to an end with weightlifting once again shining all the way. The weightlifting event held on September 3rd– 5th, was an outstanding success.

The competition was held at the Kafika Hall. The competition hall had nine warm up platforms and the stage 9m x 9m was impressive to look at. And would you believe it was built on five hundred, 30 cm high coconut stumps. The training hall had twenty platforms, with squat racks, saunas, scales, everything required for a major event. It was incredible to see such an excellent training center in a country where mobile phones don’t even exist.

The competition was fierce in some categories. Great battles were seen in the 62kg category, the 69kg category, the 77 kg category and in the 105+kg category. The large crowd attending the three day event really enjoyed the competition immensely. Amongst the crowd there were many Sports Ministers and National Olympic Committee leaders from the different islands of the Pacific.

Read more in the Oceania Weightlifting Federation Newsletter