Cikamatana saga: Fiji’s loss is Australia’s gain, says AWF president
24 August, 2019, 4:22 am
FIJI’S loss is Australia’s gain as champion Fiji weightlifter Eileen Cikamatana sets her sights on donning the green and gold colours.
“Eileen Cikamatana is a prodigy. We will do everything possible to assist her in achieving her ambition,” Australian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) president Sam Coffa said.
Cikamatana is not eligible for selection by Australia because she is not an Australian Citizen, but AWF chief executive officer Ian Moir hopes she will receive her Australian Citizenship and passport “very soon”.
“In that case, it is possible that we will see her compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,” said Mr Moir.
Read the full report in today’s edition of The Fiji Times.