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24 September 2016, 12:00AM

The biggest Powerlifting National Championship is at JP’s Gym II, today, where Samoa’s own stars and past world champions are on show.

 The event also doubles as the trials for this year’s Oceania Games where our Powerlifters traditionally excel. This will be the biggest event in Samoa Powerlifting taking on from last year’s National Championship success.

President of the Samoa Powerlifting Federation, Fia’ailetoa Pepe Christian Fruean says ‘The Samoa Powerlifting National Championship 2016 will take the sport another step forward in Samoa. I’m honoured to be a part of this event taking forward the legacy of my late brother Aitken Fruean who instrumental in taking the federation forward and who was a stalwart of International Powerlifting. 

Aitken believed in the talent and potential of our people to do well in this sport, through his work and the training and commitment of the lifters have produced world champions, record holders and gold medalists. So the aim of the Samoa Powerlifting Nationals is to continue the positive momentum and continue to develop new champions from  the pool of raw talent available in Samoa.’

There’ll be 5 powerlifters taking part in their maiden championship today. Entering this year’s event after claiming a silver medal at the World Championships is Matile Sitagata, who is now a veteran powerlifter at the age of 24.  Joining Matile are Oliva Kirisome and Tavian Lipine who respectively were past or current world record holders and Oceania medalists.

The Samoa Powerlifting Championships 2016 will be held today, Saturday 24 September 11am at JP’s Gym II at Multiday.  Everyone is invited to come and witness the greatest show of strength in Samoa. 

If you are interested in powerlifting please feel free to call 7293138 on 7261790.

About Samoa Powerlifting Federation

Our Mission: To develop and promote the sport of powerlifting and to foster an enjoyable and drug-free experience for the power athletes of Samoa.

Officially Established 2007

Competition attended :  

• SPG Samoa- 2007

• Oceania & Commonwealth Christchurch- 2008

• Oceania Championships Samoa- 2010

• SPG New Caledonia- 2011

• Oceania & Commonwealth Champs- 2012

• 1st Men & Women’s Classic World Champs, Suzdal Russia- 2013

• Oceania & Commonwealth Champs, Auckland- 2013

• Asian & Oceania Champs, Melbourne- 2014

• 2nd Men & Women’s Classic World Champs, Potchefstroom South Africa- 2014

• SPG PNG- 2015

• Men & Women’s Classic World Champs, Killeen Texas- 2016


• 2007- Oceania Open Squat Record, Oceania Open Deadlift Record (Ofisa Ofisa- 97KG)

• 2010- Oceania Open Deadlift Record, Oceania Open Total, (Oliva Kirisome- 120+KG) Oceania Open Total record (Tavita Lipine- 105KG) Oceania Open Total record (Ofisa Ofisa- 97KG)

• 2011- Oceania & Commonwealth Open Total record (Tavita Lipine- 105KG) Oceania & Commonwealth record Deadlift and Total (Ofisa Ofisa 97KG) Oceania Deadlift & Total record (Oliva Kirisome- 120+KG)

• 2012- Deadlift Junior World record (Matile Sitagata) Oceania & Commonwealth Open Squat Record (Matile Sitagata) Oceania & Commonwealth Open Deadlift & total record (Oliva Kirisome)

• 2013- Oceania & Commonwealth Open Squat Record (Matile Sitagata)

• 2014- Deadlift Junior World record (Matile Sitagata) Sub-Junior Oceania & Commonwealth Deadlift record (Tiperio Silia) Oceania & Commonwealth Open Squat Record (Matile Sitagata)

• 2015- Open Deadlift World Record (Matile Sitagata) Junior World Total Record (Matile Sitagata) Pacific Squat Record (Matile Sitagata) Junior Deadlift World Record (Matile Sitagata) Oceania Junior Squat record (Emau Manusamoa

Patron: Hon. Auelua Fatialofa Lupesoliai Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi

President: Fia’ailetoa Pepe Christian Fruean 

Vice President: Vaaelua Mulitalo Sailo Tulifau

Secretary: Leota Ropati Mualia

Treasurer: Muagututi’a Anatupu Afano

Executive Members: Matile Sitagata, Oliva Kirisome, Perry Asera, Peseta Siō Isara

24 September 2016, 12:00AM

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