1 May 2013

Sport: American Samoa to send five lifters to Oceania Junior Champs

10:32 am on 1 May 2013

The Weightlifting Association of American Samoa is preparing a team of five new lifters ahead of July's Oceania Junior and Youth Championship in Brisbane.

The team includes two women, Flo Mailo of Kanana Fou High School and Tempo Fuimaono of Faasao/Marist High School.

Coach Lopesi Fa'agu told Samoa News that putting together a new team to compete at international level is not an easy task, but he's confident that the experience and the skills this young team showed during last month's high school tournament proves that they can do the job.

The youngest lifter in the team is Anahken Fa'agu, an 11 years old from Tafuna Elementary student, who competed in Samoa last year.