World record holder Mary Opeloge of Samoa defied all odds to take home a gold medal from the 2016 Oceania Weightlifting Championship at Vodafone Arena in Suva yesterday.
Opeloge set the world record in the 75 kilogram in senior category. Her record stands at 243kg set in 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland. Her record also includes snatch of 110kg, clean and jerk of 161kg set in 2013 and 2014.
Opeloge was dissatisfied with her performance as she had a lift of 225kg including a snatch of 103 and clean and jerk of 122kg.