Tuesday, 10 April 2018 9:48 AM

First Comm Games Medal for Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands has won its first medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Jenly Wini has set history for the Solomon Islands by winning a Bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast, Australia. The 34 year-old is competing in her third Commonwealth Games and said to finally make it onto the podium means a lot.

Weightlifter Jenly Wini lifted 189kg to secure bronze in the women's 58kg division.

"I'm happy, I feel happy about this. It's history so I'm proud to win this bronze medal...I felt confidence to compete today and I knew it would be tough today but I just give all my best," Wini told Radio New Zealand in an interview after the win. 

"It's the confidence I have, like each Games I get more experience and confidence to do my lifting, so I learn from all my mistakes each competition," she said.

Australia's Tia-Clair Toomey won the gold medal with a total lift of 201kg, 1kg clear of Tali Darsigny from Canada.

Jenly Wini had one final chance to push up the rankings before opting to forgo her final attempt in the clean and jerk.

"My coaches pulled me out because I already get the bronze medal and it's enough and I'm happy."

Source: Radio New Zealand

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