13 Jul 2012

Samoa's medal hope infected

11:16 pm on 13 July 2012

Samoa's olympic medal hope Ele Opeloge has suffered a blow to her preparations for the London Olympics.

Her coach says the weightlifter has got chickenpox and her training programme has been set back a week.

Her preparation for the Commonwealth and Oceania championships in June was interrupted by typhoid, but she went on to win both.

Opeloge is ranked third in the world, and seen as Samoa's best prospect for its first-ever Olympic medal.