9 Apr 2018

PNG's Steven Kari wins Pacific's first Comm gold

From , 3:00 pm on 9 April 2018

Steven Kari has won the Pacific's first gold medal of the Commonwealth Games with a record-breaking lift on the Gold Coast.

The Papua New Guinean set a new Commonwealth and Games record in the clean and jerk as he defended the men's 94kg weightlifting title in a dramatic finish.

Vinnie Wylie was there.

Papua New Guinea's Steven Kari

Papua New Guinea's Steven Kari Photo: RNZ Pacific/Vinnie Wylie