17 Jul 2012

Sport: Samoa's Ele Opeloge downplays medal chances

10:56 am on 17 July 2012

Samoan weightlifter Ele Opeloge is downplaying her chances at the London Olympic as she continues her recovery from chickenpox.

The 27 year-old Oceania and Commonwealth Games gold medallist has been tipped as the Pacific's best chance to win a medal in London.

But Opeloge says her diagnosis two weeks ago has been a big setback and forced her to reassess her chances of success.

"I'm not 100 percent this time because I'm not too good. My body, I'm fit in two more weeks. I want to go to London and try my best and try hard in my competition."