Eileen Cikamatana breaks world weightlifting records

Fijian-born Australian resident, Eileen Cikamatana broke 46 weightlifting records, including three world records, in one day.

The 19-year-old had the crowd at the Australian National Junior Weightlifting Championships at the State Sports Centre at Olympic Park standing and applauding her effort, today.

Cikamatana broke seven snatch records with her 114kg lift in the 87kg category, then crashed multiple records with an astonishing 155kg clean and jerk to claim two junior world record for a combined total of 269kg.

She is now the No.1 junior weightlifter in her category in the world by a whopping 50 kilograms.

Cikamatana won gold medal in the women’s 90kg at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth while representing Fiji.

She has broken nine junior world records in her past two competitions.