Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She began weightlifting in 2009.
|Why this sport?
||"When I played rugby I used to walk past the weightlifting training centre and did not see female athletes training so I decided to walk in and started training."
|Club / Team
||Oceania Weightlifting Institute: New Caledonia
|Awards and honours
||She was chosen as Solomon Islands' flag bearer for the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016, and the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games. (gc2018.com, 04 Apr 2018; olympic.org, 05 Aug 2016; GNS, 24 Jul 2014; foxsportspulse.com, 19 Jul 2012)
She was named Best Female Lifter at the 2016 Australian Open in Brisbane, QLD, Australia. (thenational.com.pg, 29 Mar 2016)
||She became the first athlete from the Solomon Islands to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games when she claimed a bronze in the 58kg category at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (iwf.net, 30 Aug 2018)
||Her niece Jaylyn Mala won a bronze medal in the 49kg weight category at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa. (samoa2019.ws, 09 Jul 2019; sportsmediasolomonislands.com, 21 Jun 2019)