Qalibau happy with weightlifting progress

May 22, 2023 6:24 am

Levuka weightlifting coach Eremasi Qalibau has been working hard on training youth to be better weightlifters in the Old Capital.

Qalibau, who is a former national weightlifting coach, says he has been noting an increase in interest from young people.

“We introduced this sport in Levuka and started off with schoolchildren and school leavers.”

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The former national coach was amazed to see a great number of people, especially females, turning up for trials at the Rabuka Gym in Suva on Saturday.

He says this is a sport that most people consider minor; however, he believes this sport is much more than just weightlifting.

It builds oneself up to be confident and strong.

Qalibau is the first weightlifter to introduce the sport in Levuka.