wl1The Ministry of Education Sports and Culture (MESC) in collaboration with the Samoa Weightlifting Federation (SWF) hosted the final competition of weightlifting for seven colleges. This took place on Saturday morning (8am, 22nd September 2018) at Tuanaimato Sports Complex-Gym 3.

With the development of weightlifting in the grassroots level, this second year of the competition showcased the level of skills and knowledge as well as the commitment and hard work of the students. A selection of qualified lifters based on the standards and regulations was listed for the South Pacific Games next year.

From the seven colleges competing this year, a total of 19 girls and 40 boys were weighed on Friday before the official program on Saturday morning.

It is expected that more colleges will join in the coming years apart from Channel, Avele, St Mary's, Leififi, Maluafou, Papauta and Faleata College who were vying for this year’s championship.

The Keynote Address was delivered by the Honourable Minister of MESC, Afioga Loau Solamalemalo Keneti Sio.

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