Solomon Islands female weightlifter, Jenly Wini Tegu has gained the support from all the sporting’s national federations in the country as she prepares to take part in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this year.
Star Sports sited emails to the National Olympic Committee of the Solomon Islands (NOCSI) where most federations sent their congratulatory messages for Ms Wini and wished her luck during the Games.
This will be her second time to participate in the Commonwealth Games.
Following her recent achievements at the Pacific Mini Games and the Oceania weightlifting championship, Ms Wini is eyeing to win the first ever medal for the country during the Games.
A statement from NOCSI said the task confronting Ms Wini will not at all be easy but with the experience gained in the recent competitions and the knowledge gained from the Oceania Weightlifting, it is believed she can do it this time round.
“Our world class weightlifter Jenly Wini will try to win our first ever medal at the Commonwealth Games.
“This will be a very tough task for our very small country, especially as she faces 70 Commonwealth nations.
“It will not be easy, but through God’s will, and with the full support of our people, Jenly could very well create history for our nation,” the statement read.
With the recent support shown for Wini, it shows that not only is the Solomon Islands weightlifting federation (SIWF) have confidence in her but the whole sporting body of Solomon Islands and that will sure be a boost to her preparations.
By CARLOS ARUAFU