11 Oct 2010

Double gold for Samoa

8:21 am on 11 October 2010

Two more gold medals for Samoa as the island nation's drought well and truly ended at the Delhi Commonwealth Games over the weekend.

Samoan siblings Ele and Niusila Opeloge both won weightlifting gold on day seven.

Ele Opeloge lifted a total of 285 kilogrammes in the women's 75 kilo class while her brother, Niusila, lifted 338 kilogrammes in the men's 105 kilo section.

It's Samoa's third gold medal in weightlifting after Faavae Faauliuli won the men's 94 kilo title earlier on the weekend.

Samoa now sit 11th on the overall medal table, one spot above New Zealand.