Injured Lauititi Lui misses out on gold

09 April 2018, 12:00AM

Samoa has missed out on a third gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Samoa’s final lifter Lauititi Lui had to settle for a silver medal in men's 105kg-plus division.

He was in contention for gold but collapsed on his final lift, before Kiwi David Liti overtook him with a lift of 229kg. 

Lui was assisted from the lifting platform in a wheelchair.

Lui’s performance ended a golden day for Samoa at the Commonwealth Games.

Sanele Mao and Feagaiga Stowers hoisted their way to gold medals.

Their medals were just the fourth and fifth golds won in Samoa's Commonwealth Games history, while 

Samoa's three previous gold medals came at the Delhi Games in 2010 and all were won on the weightlifting stage.

Mao won gold in the men's 105kg weightlifting final at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre before Stowers took out the women's 90kg-plus division at the same venue just a couple of hours later.

Stowers, 18, took over the lead following the withdrawal of Kiwi transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard with an elbow injury.

09 April 2018, 12:00AM

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