THE Solomon Islands Weightlifting Federation (SIWF) will take centre stage tomorrow (Monday) as its athletes aim to deliver results for the nation if all goes according to plan.
The D-day analogy was expressed by former weightlifting coach and current Team Manager, Mr. Apollos Saeg, who said this in reference to the critical operation that is ahead of the national lifters. A total of ten Solomon Island weight lifters will contest in eight (8) different weight category events in this edition of the Pacific Mini Games, in Saipan.
Leading the charge is Solomon Islands Olympian and Commonwealth Games medallist Ms. Jenlyn Wini Tegu who will be competing on day one, in the 55kg category.
Jenlyn who made an alternative trip direct from her training camp in Melbourne, Australia to join Team Solomon in Saipan, is a definite medal prospect and only needs to perform to her plan. She will be supported by Mary Lifu as they both contest in the same weight category event.
According to the SIWF coach and officials, the whole competition will run for three days. The line-up for Solomon Islands weightlifters will mainly target the lighter weight category, and the weight category for women events will be in the 49kg, 55kg, 59kg and 64kg, whilst the men lifters will contest in the 55kg, 61kg, 67kg and 89kg category.
“We will be doing our best in this competition and hopefully results will be in our favour as well” said Saeg.
The first session for the Solomon lifters is at 11am (12pm SI time) and viewers can catch all the action live on the Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games 2022 YouTube Channel.
Solomon Islands weightlifting squad to the 2022 Pacific Mini Games are Rowena Donga, Jayline Mala, Jenlyn Wini, Mary Kini, Betty Waneasi, Shimara Wini, Phillip Masi, Brown Ramohaka, Robert Lafisi, Stan Donga, George Atu and Leslie Mae, Wendy Bosa (Coach), Simon Ngoli (Official) and Apollos Saeg (Manager).
SOURCE: One Team Solomons