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Saturday 8 May 2010 | Published in Regional


Cook Islands weightlifter Sirla Pera lifted his way to two silver medals at the Oceania Junior and Senior Weightlifting Championships in Fiji.

Pera and solo female lifter Luisa Peters both won two silver medals each at the championships.

Pera lifted a total weight of 236kg (106kg snatch and 130kg clean and jerk) in the men’s 94kg division to place seventh overall in the senior Oceania category, fifth in the Pacific senior men’s category.

His lift earned him two silver medals – one in the Pacific Junior division and the other in the Oceania junior division.

Fellow team mate Luisa Peters lifted a total of 144kg (64kg snatch and 80kg clean and jerk) which earned her a silver medal in the Oceania women’s 69kg division and a second silver medal in the Pacific youth women’s division.