XVI Pacific Games
The weightlifting sessions will be ongoing from 9 to 14 July in Apia, Samoa at the biggest Pacific Games in history.
Prior to the competition, Oceania Weightlifting Federation held its annual Congress with the participation of 19 Member Federations, where the 2020 Oceania Championships was awarded to Nauru.
The Games were declared open at the 7th of July with a three-hour celebration of Samoan culture at the Apia Park, where more than 5000 athletes and team officials marched. As the highlight of the ceremony Ele Opeloge, legendary Samoan weightlifter, only Olympic Silver medallist of the country lit up the Olympic light.
In relation to the Pacific Games, the Oceania Championships (Gold Level) and the Commonwealth Championships (Silver Level) and Qualification event on the road to Tokyo 2020 are held simultaneously. All combined, representatives of 26 countries arrived in Apia, 109 women and 105 men, rounding up the weightlifter headcount on the island of Samoa to 214.