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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.


Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Coverage in the Pacific

12 Mar 2018

Pasifika TV brings coverage of the  Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to the Pacific.

The New Zealand government-funded Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Limited (PCBL) has secured the broadcasting rights for Pasifika TV to share coverage of the Gold Coast, Commonwealth Games 2018 (GC2018), with Pacific free-to air broadcasters in Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Tuvalu.


PM's tour a hit with islands

09 Mar 2018

It was a week of potently strong insect repellent, woven flax fans, and to put it bluntly - sweat.

Jacinda Ardern has completed a whirlwind trip of the Pacific Islands, stopping in Samoa, Niue, Tonga and the Cook Islands.

It was her first trip as Prime Minister, where she took the chance to meet with all the heads of the countries.

At every island there was a visit to some sort of school and it was in these moments that Ms Ardern shone the most.




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