World Championship next up for Wini


AFTER successfully defending her Oceania title in the women’s 58kg class last month in New Caledonia, national weightlifting icon Jenly Wini is eyeing a shot at the upcoming World Championship happening toward the end of the year.

The 2018 World Weightlifting Championship will be held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan and will run from November 1 to 10.

Ashgabat is no strange place for Wini having competed there last year to represent the country at the Asian Indoor Games.

Being a bronze medallist at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast held in April, Wini is expected to take on familiar faces in the world championship.

“I will go to Noumea probably next month to train for the World Championship.

“The plan is to atleast spend two months training at the Oceania Weightlifting Institute before leaving to compete in the world championship,” Wini told SunSPORTS yesterday.

During the Oceania Championship last month, Wini successfully lifted 82kg in snatch and 110 kg in clean and jerk, making it a total of 192kg and four kilograms short of her personal best of 196kg.

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