Vanuatu Weightlifting

Vanuatu to take five weightlifters to Pacific Games

Vanuatu Weightlifting Federation said the highlight of this year’s games is that they will be taking two female lifters.

This was confirmed by VWF President, William Worworkon.

Currently, there is only one female lifter, Ajah Pritchard-Lolo in the sport.

Ajah represented the country in weightlifting in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

She represented Vanuatu at the 5th ONOC Athletes Forum from 22nd to 24th September 2022 in Fiji.

The federation is yet to confirm the second female they will be taking to the Pacific Games.

Vanuatu weightlifter creates history in Saipan

After winning four medals at the event, Wilbur recorded a video of him thanking all the people that have been supporting him throughout his preparation stage leading to the games.

“My family back at home, thank you for the support. Dad and Mum and my siblings, thank you for my spiritual parts. Thank you for the payers and support.”

“My coaches, I thank them so much for driving me and pushing me. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have reached this stage.”

Nicknamed as ‘The Tank’, Wilbur came first in the Men’s 120kg category.