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Nauruan lifter is back
11:12 am GMT+12, 02/10/2008, Nauru
Oceania and South Pacific weightlifting record holder, Nauru's Yukio Peter, has used his Beijing Olympic experience to revive his career.

Lacking total commitment following the disappointment of a failure at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Yokio Peter is now back and lifting big weights at the Oceania Centre in Noumea.

Oceania Weightlighting General Secretary Paul Coffa says the Nauru Olympic Committee did the right thing by taking Peter to Beijing.

“They did the right thing by taking him across as one of the officials because he missed out, he should have competed but he missed out,” he said.

“And of course I think the Olympics, spurred him again, everywhere he went everybody wanted to know why he wasn't competiting, he's well known world wide, in the sport of weightlifting ,and of course that really spurred him.

“He realised he is still a young man, 23 and he has got a future ahead of him, and suddenly his training has just picked up tremendously and I wouldn't be surprised at the Commonwealth Championships that he doesn't do 350 or 355, which will break the Commonwealth and Oceania record and then he's back again into top form.”

Source: PACNEWS/RADAUS SPORT

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