29 Nov 2023

New Zealand weightlifter welcomes Samoan rival

From , 6:01 am on 29 November 2023
David Liti of New Zealand during the 2022 Commonwealth Games

David Liti of New Zealand Photo: PHOTOSPORT

New Zealand weightlifter David Liti says he welcomes the competition his Samoan rival Sanele Mao brings to the Olympic qualification race.

The pair are the best of the best in oceania for the over 109k-g category.

Liti won gold over Mao with a lift total of 405 Kilograms.

RNZ Pacific Editor, Koroi Hawkins spoke with David Liti after his gold medal performance in Honiara.