Wini, Kini to join weightlifters in Ashbagat


Jenlyn Wini will join the team in Ashgabat

SOLOMON Islands female weightlifters Jenlyn Wini and Mary Lifu Kini are part of the Solomon Islands Contingent travelling to participate in next week’s Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan.

The duo is based at the Oceania Weightlifting Training Institute in Noumea, New Caledonia.

And they are meeting up with the team in the Turkmenistani capital city of Ashbagat, where the Games will run from September 17 to 27.

Last week, the dup participated in the Commonwealth and the Oceania Weightlifting Championship held in Gold Coast, Australia.

Wini was fortunate to snatch double gold medals, claiming both the Commonwealth and the Oceania titles in the 58kg women’s category.

Kini won bronze in the Oceania’s 53kg category.

The addition of Wini and Kini into the weightlifting team to the Asian Games will bring the number to four.

The other two are home-based male lifters David Gorosi and Leslie Mae.

Gorosi and Mae jetted out of the country yesterday with the rest of the Solomon Islands Contingent, which also include athletics and the national men’s futsal team, Kurukuru.



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