samoa weightlifters

Record 81 medals for Samoan weightlifters

There were a total of 33 medals including 16 gold, 6 silver and 11 bronze medals in competition of the Pacific Games.

In competition for the Oceania Championship, there were another 16 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze medals.

Lifters hauled in another 24 medals including 12 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze in the Commonwealth Championship.

In addition to the medals haul, the weightlifters broke Oceania and Commonwealth records.

The competitions were run simultaneously.

Dream becomes reality for Samoan weightlifters at Junior World Champs

Don Opeloge kicked off proceedings on Tuesday in the men's 89kg division, winning gold in the clean and jerk and total.

Feagaiga Stowers joined the party on Saturday, winning gold in the women's 87kg division with a personal best lift of 124kg in the snatch to edge out the 2018 world champion Lee Seon Mi, while finishing only one kilogram shy of her Korean opponent in the overall category.

The 18-year-old also finished second in the clean and jerk while Don Opeloge was awarded the trophy for "Best Overall Male Lifter".