20 Mar 2006

Fiji unhappy about weightlifting competition end

3:27 pm on 20 March 2006

At the Commonwealth n Games in Melbourne, the Fiji weightlifting management has filed a protest after the men's 69 kilogramme competition.

Coach Della Shaw says the officials created confusion just before Josefa Vueti's final lift - one that if he had nailed it would have won him the bronze medal.

Vueti was the last lifter but once Mohammed Hidayat of Malaysia failed to clean and jerk his last lift it was clear that Australia's Ben Turner had won the gold medal.

Turner then ran up the platform and started celebrating.

Officials were trying to get him off the platform while the count down started for Vueti to go for his final lift.

Vueti finished in 8th position.

Shaw says while the result can't change - they filed the complaint to officials just to show their disappointment with the organisation.