Dika Toua and Steven Kari are among threPNG Weightlifters undergoing intensive training atthe Oceania Weightlifting Federation in New Caledonia.
Weightlifting has performed well onthe international sporting scene and aim to rake in more medals atthe Oceania and Mini Pacific Games.
PNG Weightlifting Federation can be proud ofthe 5 athletes on full-time scholarships in New Caledonia atthe Oceania Weightlifting Federation.
The 5 athletes are pocket Dynamo Dika Toua, Steven Kari – both Olympians, Guba Hale who starred atthe 2011 Noumea Games, Morea Beru and Idia Toua.
Known asthe super coach,the man behindthe performance ofthese raw weightlifting talents, DouglasMea saysthe scholarships are a great incentive for the weightlifters’.
PNG Weightlifting Federation has embarked on its junior development program and this was evident atthe junior weightlifting competition at Pari overthe weekend.
PNG weightlifting is focused on a number of international meets set out ontheir calendar andthese include an Oceania title,the Mini Games in Wallace and Futuna in September,the 2015 Games andthe pinnacle of it all isthe 2016 Rio Olympics were weightlifting is predicted to bag a medal.