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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Wendy Hale fails to fulfill her Beijing goal in weightlifting

Solomon Islands lone weightlifter to the 19th Olympiad in Beijing, Wendy Hale competed yesterday in the women's 53-58kg category, and came 12th in a pack of twelve internationally renowned weightlifters.

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.

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