Weightlifter Don Opeloge wins Samoa’s first ever Commonwealth Games Gold medal

Samoa has continued to prove their worth in weightlifting after weightlifter, Don Opeloge won the nation’s first ever Commonwealth Games gold medal, yesterday.

The 23-year-old has not only won the Men’s Weightlifting 96kg category but also has set a new Commonwealth Games record.

Opeloge broke the games record in the snatch with a lift of 171kg.

He also went on to set another Commonwealth Games record and a personal best of 210kg for the clean and jerk.

Don Opeloge will be the name to remember in the sport after he lifted a total of 381kg to set the new Commonwealth Games record for the men’s 96kg category.