John Tafi Wins 3 Gold Medals and Sets New Oceania and Pacific Games Senior Record


Samoa Weightlifting Federation at Pacific Games 2023 Updates.

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John Tafi takes 3 GOLD MEDALS at the Pacific Games 2023 in Solomons. Further setting a NEW OCEANIA + PACIFIC GAMES SENIOR RECORD.

A Siva Tau was performed by other Team Samoa athletes present at the competition night to support Samoa’s golden boy.

Tafi is from Lotopa on Upolu.

At the 2019 Pacific Games, Oceania and Commonwealth Championships in Apia he won 2 gold, 2 silver, and 9 bronze medals.

He set a new Oceania record in the 73 kg division at the 2021 Oceania Weightlifting Championships, with a snatch of 136 kg.

At the 2022 Oceania Junior Championships he broke another three records, with a snatch of 133 kg, jerk of 165 kg, and total of 298 kg.

In 2022, he was one of six Samoan weightlifters to qualify for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. He competed in the men’s 73 kg event.

Malo John le tau.

SWF acknowledges the Government of Samoa, National Bank of Samoa, Pure Pacific Water, SSFA and PacificAusSports.