Feagaiga Stowers sets 3 new Oceania records

By Marc Membrere 27 March 2022, 5:28PM

Samoan weightlifter Feagaiga Stowers has set three new Oceania records on her way to taking out the best overall female placing in the Oceania Online Cup 2022.

The regional virtual tournament was held on Saturday with Stowers taking out the top spot with a total of 276kg and in the process set three new Oceania records.

The new Oceania records are snatch 121kg and clean and jerk 155kg for a total of 276kg which are all three new records for the region.

President of the Samoa Weightlifting Federation, Tuaopepe Jerry Wallwork, told the Samoa Observer on Sunday how proud he was of Stowers' achievements.

"Fantastic performance by Feagaiga and she's on the right path to win gold at the   Birmingham Commonwealth Games in July," Tuaopepe said. "She's improved greatly and is very focused and achieving her dream."

Stowers is part of Samoa’s weightlifting team that will depart for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in the United Kingdom on 15 July. Others in the team include Don Opeloge, Jack Opeloge, Nevo Ioane, John Tafi, and Petelo Lautusi.

The team’s attendance at the Commonwealth Games in July will mark their first international tournament in 2 years after they withdrew from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics last year due to Samoa Government’s concerns over COVID-19 infection.


By Marc Membrere 27 March 2022, 5:28PM
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