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Bronze for the Cook Islands Lawn Bowls Men's Pair

09 Apr 2018

Cook Islands lawn bowls pair have won the country's first ever Commonwealth Games medal.

The duo of Taiki Paniani and New Zealand born Aidan Zittersteijn beat Malta 17-11 in the bronze medal match in the men's pair's bronze medal match.



PNG's Steven Kari wins record-breaking gold medal

09 Apr 2018

Steven Kari has won the Pacific's first gold medal of the Commonwealth Games with a record-breaking lift on the Gold Coast.

Defending the men's 94kg weightlifting title he won in Glasgow, the Papua New Guinean trailed Canada's Boady Santavy by 14kgs after the snatch.

But he responded in stunning fashion to lift 216kg in the clean and jerk, shattering the Commonwealth record by six kilograms and the Games record by 11 in a dramatic finish at Carrara Sports Arena.


Samoa Snare Silver in Weightlifting

08 Apr 2018

Samoa have won their first medal of the Commonwealth Games after weightlifter Don Opeloge secured silver in the men's 85kg division.

The 18 year-old lifted a personal best 151kg in the snatch but missed his final two attempts at 188kg and 191kg in the clean and jerk.

He finished with a total of 331kg at the Carrara Sports Arena, seven kilograms behind Venkat Rahul Ragala from India, who also beat him to gold at last year's Commonwealth Championships.


Solomon Islands Wins Bronze Commonwealth Games medal.

07 Apr 2018

Solomon Islands won their first ever Commonwealth Games medal on a historic night on the Gold Coast.

Weightlifter Jenly Wini lifted 189kg to secure bronze in the women's 58kg division.

The 34 year-old is competing in her third Commonwealth Games and said to finally make it onto the podium means a lot.


PNG secures a second medal in weightlifting

06 Apr 2018

Papua New Guinea have won a second silver medal in weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games.

Dika Toua was unable to repeat her gold medal performance from four years ago, lifting a total of 182kg in the women's 53kg division, to finish 10kg adrift of India's Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham.


PNG secures the Pacific's first medal at the Commonwealth Games

06 Apr 2018

Papua New Guinea's Morea Baru has won the Pacific's first medal of the Commonwealth Games.

But the weightlifter said a silver medal on the Gold Coast fell below his expectations.

Baru lifted a combined total of 286kgs, two kilograms shy of the gold medallist Muhamad Bidin from Malaysia.

The 27-year-old fell short with a final attempt at 163kg in the clean and jerk, which would have put him back in front.




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