Wendy Hale fails to fulfill her Beijing goal in weightlifting
Ms Hale, 20, in an interview with the Solomon Star in late July 2008 stated that her goal in Beijing would be to finish amongst the world’s top 10 after the Olympics. Unfortunately, she was not able to fulfill her goal after coming 12th or last in her category.
Hale lifted 78kgs in the Snatch weight and 95kgs in the Clean & Jerk weight amounting to a total lift of 173kgs.
In her category, the gold was scooped by China's Yanqing Chen with a total lift of 244kgs; silver by Russia's Marina Shainova (227kgs); and bronze by Korea's Jong Ae O with a total lift of 226kgs.
Meanwhile, in athletics Francis Manioru will be competing on Friday while Pauline Kwalea will take on the tracks on Saturday.