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.