Mangaia's Raniera Ellison settled for bronze in the Cook Islands Games weightlifting competition on Tuesday. 20101313
Former national weightlifter Luisa Peters claimed the gold medal in the weightlifting event at the Cook Islands Games on Tuesday.
The event held at the Tumuora Crossfit in Arorangi saw Peters, who represented Mauke, claiming the top prize in the 78kg plus category.
Lorna Wigmore also of Mauke managed silver while Manine Lynch of Rarotonga settled for bronze medal.
In the much-anticipated men’s 109kg plus category, Teariki Puni of Team Atiu grabbed the gold medal followed by Mitiaro’s Geoff Tama who managed silver and Manihiki’s Kora Kora settled for bronze. Puni is also the president of Cook Islands weightlifting Federation.
In the men’s 109kg category, Mangaia’s Gordon Heather clinched the gold medal, silver went to Manihiki’s Tamaiti Samson and Oki Naea of Mauke managed bronze medal.