11 Oct 2010

Double gold for Samoa

11:07 am on 11 October 2010

Siblings Ele and Niusila Opeloge have both won weightlifting gold for Samoa on day seven of the Delhi Commonwealth Games.

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

It's Samoa's third gold medal in weightlifting after Faavae Faauliuli won the men's 94-kilogram title over the weekend.

Samoa now sit 10th on the overall medal table, one spot above New Zealand.

Meanwhile in other results, Tongan boxer Junior Fa won his super-heavyweight quarter-final bout against Nauru's Jake Ageidu.

And Samoa will play-off against Cook Islands for 9th spot in the netball after both teams lost their final pool matches last night, Samoa 67-41 to Malawi and Cook Islands 73-40 to South Africa.