Favourites claim weightlifting titles

Thursday 15 October 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Other Sports


Favourites claim weightlifting titles
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.


Women’s division – Cat 64kg – Pamati (Maria Ngatikao) Gold, Mitiaro (Vaine Arioka) Silver, Pukapuka (Briseis Crighton) Bronze; Cat 76kg - Mangaia (Jamie Gotty) Gold, Mauke (Ine Wichman) Silver, Mauke (Sharlene Atai) Bronze; Cat 81kg – Rakahanga (Iokopeta Yogi Williams) Gold, Mangaia (Raukura Ellison) Silver, Aitutaki (Marianna Pere) Bronze; Cat 87kg – Mitiaro (Lavinia Tama) Gold, Mitiaro (Liz Tama) Silver, Mauke (Tuakana Noovao) Bronze; Cat 71kg – Mangaia (April Revake) Gold, Aitutaki (Dani Adendorff) Silver, Atiu (Shannon Dixon) Bronze; Cat 87+Kg – Mauke (Luisa Peters) Gold, Mauke (Lorna Wigmore) Silver, Rarotonga (Manine Lynch) Bronze.

Mens Division – Cat 81kg – Aitutaki (Cailean Tai-A-Napa Henderson) Gold, Rarotonga (John Pareanga) Silver, Mangaia (Raniera Ellison) Bronze; Cat 89kg – Mauke (Jerome Tura) Gold, Mangaia (Martin Stetka) Silver, Mangaia (Geoff Halston) Bronze; Cat 96kg – Pamati (Rob Woonton) Gold, Mangaia (Daniel Tukuroa) Silver, Mangaia (Teara Ama) Bronze; Cat 102kg – Rarotonga (Damien Heather) Gold, Mauke (Denis Taripo) Silver, Mangaia (Edwin Teraitua) Bronze; Cat 109kg – Mangaia (Gordon Heather) Gold, Manihiki (Tamaiti Samson) Silver, Mauke (Oki Naea) Bronze; Cat 109+Kg – Atiu (Teariki Puni) Gold, Mitiaro (Geoff Tama) Silver, Manihiki (Kora Kora) Bronze.