Niue’s team for the 2022 Oceania Powerlifting Championships was announced over the weekend.
Coach and lifter Alan Tano Puleosi announced that the World Powerlifting Niue will be sending a team of four to the championship competition in Melbourne, Australia.
The event will take place from the 26th to the 27th of November.
The team includes Emma Kamupala in Australia who will be Team Manager and Alan Tano Puleosi as Head Coach and also lifter in the Mens age group 65-70 in the 105 kg category.
The other two members of the team are young lifters Krysalin Sipeni who will be competing in the Youth division for womens 84+ kg category. And Aelani Mautama also in the Youth division for the Mens 100+ kg category.
In an interview with Tano yesterday afternoon, he told BCN News that there were also two youth in Australia who were interested to compete in the championships for the Niue Team. However, they are yet to be confirmed, says Tano as they need to send in their details before the entry applications close next week.
BCN News understands that the athletes are responsible for their own costs and are fundraising to cover their travel and incidental costs.
Tano told BCN News that he was extremely grateful for Peleni’s Travel Agency in helping the team with the costs of their airfares.
The Agency has paid for their airfares and is allowing the members to pay back the costs through instalments.
The announcement of the team came after a successful 2022 BODYBUILDING & POWERLIFTING NATIONALS event held on Thursday last week, where eight lifters and five bodybuilders showcased their talents at Claytons Club.
The team are continuing their training and are ready to fly out on Friday 18th November.