Record 81 medals for Samoan weightlifters

Samoan weightlifters have smashed all expectations and hauled in a record of 81 medals in the 4 in 1 weightlifting competition in Apia.

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.

There were also competitors from countries like India who competed at the Games but were counted only in the Commonwealth competition category.

The Pacific Games also counted as a legitimate qualifying tournament for the Olympics depending on meeting the eligibility weight for each division category.


Photo by Samoa Weightlifters Fed.