Vanuatu weightlifting praises Ajah Lolo’s top 10 performance

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Ajah Lolo in action. Photo: VWF

 

Vanuatu Weightlifting Federation commended Ajah Lolo’s performance at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham early this morning.

Lolo finished in eighth position in the women’s 87kg category finishing strong with 100kg clean and jerk lift collecting a total lift of 178kg setting her new personal best.

Finishing in the top 10 position is not bad for the young debutant and VWF president William Worworkon praised her performance.

“Ajah did us proud, she is our top female lifter and she has done her best to finish in 8th place.

“First time for weightlifting to participate in Commonwealth Games and finishing in 8th place is a huge achievement for us,” he added.

 


SOURCE: VANUATU DAILY POST 

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