Commonwealth Games 2018: Gold Coast, April 4-15

Uplifting hopes back home

Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea competing in the 53kg final at the Commonwealth Games yesterday. She took silver by lifting 80kg in snatch and 102kg in clean and jerk.
Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea competing in the 53kg final at the Commonwealth Games yesterday. She took silver by lifting 80kg in snatch and 102kg in clean and jerk.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Being away from family a sacrifice, but Toua is proud to be inspiration for Papuan women

Dika Toua's husband and two children were in the stands at the Carrara Sports Arena yesterday cheering her on, as the veteran weightlifter competed in the Commonwealth Games women's 53kg final.

Not that the 33-year-old could hear them though.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2018, with the headline 'Uplifting hopes back home'. Print Edition | Subscribe