5 Dec 2015

Sport: American Samoa hoping for weightlifting boost

12:35 pm on 5 December 2015

American Samoa weightlifting officials are hoping to gain valuable insight from next week's regional training workshop in Apia.

More than 20 coaches and officials around the Pacific are taking part in the three-day training that will pass along techniques used by the Asia Weightlifting Federation.

The Weightlifting Association of American Samoa head coach Alo Lope Fa'agu, and the American Samoa National Olympic Committee secretary, Billy Young, are representing the territory.

Fa'agu says American Samoa is preparing for next year's Oceania Championships in Fiji and this training will help in the team's preparation.

During the Pacific Games this year in PNG, lifters from American Samoa returned with eight medals, including one gold and two silver.

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