Vanuatu added four more medals to its tally on day 4 yesterday at the Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Weightlifter Ajah Pritchard Lolo showed off her prowess to grab two silver and one bronze while the women’s table tennis tea settled with a bronze medal.
Pritchard Lolo welcomed the two silver achievements for weightlifting snatch category while the bronze resulted from a clean and jerk competition.
Though her competitors were tough athletes like New Zealand gold snatcher Renee Baarspul and experienced Olympian Igo Nol from PNG, the 21-year-old proved her worth to claim the medals for 87kg of weightlifting.
Secretary General for the Vanuatu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (VASANOC) ,Cyrille Mainguy, while congratulating the athlete on stated that it was an incredible show for Vanuatu.
“The whole Vanuatu team is proud and congratulates the Weightlifting Federation and especially Ajah for these performances,” he expressed.
The table tennis team added another bronze to the medal tally making it a total of 3 bronze medals. The latest medal was added after a fierce battle against New Caledonia.
Anolyn Lulu, a seasoned athlete and the team manager for the Vanuatu Table Tennis Team expressed her pride in the team’s performance.
“I am so proud of my team. We did well this morning,”She said yesterday.
National flag bearer Lulu highlighted the immense hard work the team exhibited throughout the competition saying the team showed great fighting spirit and sweat hence she was grateful.
Yesterday’s four medals were added with a bonus for the nation when a silver medal for the Oceania championship which was being held at the same time, was topped up to make the thrilling achievement of Vanuatu.
Meanwhile, New Caledonia currently leads the medal tally at the Pacific Games followed by Australia, then Samoa, Tahiti, Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands and Papua New Guinea at 7th position.
Vanuatu is at 16th position with 3 silver and 4 bronze.
SOURCE: VANUATU DAILY POST