By Sasha Pei-Silovo – EM TV, Port Moresby
World Champion power lifter, Jezza Uepa, will lead team Nauru to the 2015 Pacific Games.
The smallest Pacific island nation of Nauru has produced some of the world’s best weightlifters and power lifters, who will be competing in this year’s Pacific Games in Port Moresby.
Jeeza recently competed at the Classic Powerlifting World Championship 2015 in Salo, Finland, from the 5th to the 14th of June.
At the recent 2015 Pacific Invitational championships in Australia, Nauruan, Jezza Uepa, produced high quality classic powerlifting and broke two world records – officially making Jezza one of the world’s strongest powerlifting men.
He will lead team Nauru to the Pacific Games. Jezza holds the current world record of 415 kilograms in the squat discipline of classic powerlifting.
He also holds a world record of lifting 978.5 kilograms.
Jezza has been training in preparation for the games, and is confident in performing to international standards, to grab gold for Nauru.
Coach Gerard Jones has said that Nauru is proud of having produced such global super stars in powerlifting. He added that they are now focused on physically and mentally preparing ourselves themselves for July.