The weightlifting drama continued to unfold all the way through to the final day of competition.
New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard was the favourite heading into the women’s +90kg competition, but had to withdraw when she injured her arm on the final snatch. Despite her disappointment, Hubbard said she had “no regrets" about her time at the Games.
18-year-old Eileen Cikamatana won gold for Fiji in the women’s 90kg category and in the women’s +90kg. Samoa’s Sanele Mao lifted a personal best total of 360kg to win gold over the Indian favourite Pardeep Singh in the men’s 105kg class and New Zealand’s David Liti won gold in the men’s +105kg class
photos Janos Schmidt