Gold medallist Manuel Minginfel of the Federated States of Micronesia on the medal dais with fellow competitors from the 56 kg class at Apia in 2007.
Gold medallist Manuel Minginfel of the Federated States of Micronesia on the medal dais with fellow competitors from the 56 kg class at Apia in 2007.

Weightlifting at the Pacific Games has been contested since 1966 when it was included as one of twelve sports at the Second South Pacific Games held in Nouméa, New Caledonia.[1] A weightlifting competition for women was introduced in 1995 for the games in Papeete.

In accordance with the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) classifications, there are presently eight weight classes for the men's competition and seven for the women's competition at the Pacific Games (known as the South Pacific Games prior to 2009).

Weightlifting has also been included in many of the Pacific Mini Games, starting with the third edition held at Nuku'alofa in 1989.

Pacific Games

The weight classes contested at each Pacific Games for weightlifting are listed in the table below. The nationality of the gold medal winner for the combined total in each class is indicated by a flag icon and three letter country code, where this information is known; otherwise an (X) is used. Moving the cursor onto a country code with a dotted underline will reveal the name of the gold medal winner. A dash (–) indicates a weight division that was not contested.[A]

Men's weightlifting

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Games Host city Weight class Medal
events
Refs
Fly Bantam Feather Light Middle Light
Heavy
Middle
Heavy
First
Heavy
Heavy Super
Heavy
                           
I 1963 Suva Not contested in 1963  
 
56 kg 60 kg 67.5 kg 75 kg 82.5 kg 90 kg 90 kg+
II 1966 Nouméa
FIJ

PNG

FIJ

WSM

WSM

FIJ

FIJ
7 [B]
52 kg 56 kg 60 kg 67.5 kg 75 kg 82.5 kg 90 kg 110 kg 110 kg+
III 1969 Port Moresby
NCL

PNG

PNG

PNG

WSM

NCL

FIJ

FIJ

NCL
9 [4]
[5][6]
IV 1971 Papeete
WSM

PNG

PNG

PNG

WSM

FIJ

WSM

WSM

NCL
9 [7]
V 1975 Tumon
PNG

WSM

PNG

PNG

WSM

WSM

WSM

WSM

WSM
9 [8]
52 kg 56 kg 60 kg 67.5 kg 75 kg 82.5 kg 90 kg 100 kg 110 kg 110 kg+
VI 1979 Suva
TAH

WSM

WSM

WSM

PNG

TAH

WSM

WSM

FIJ

WSM
10 [9][10]
VII 1983 Apia X WSM X X X X X X
FIJ
X 10 [11]
[12]
VIII 1987 Nouméa
PNG

PNG

PNG

WLF

TAH

PNG

TAH

TAH

TAH

WLF
10 [13]
IX 1991 Port Moresby
PNG

WSM

WSM

NRU

WSM

PNG

ASM

WSM

ASM

WSM
30 [14]
54 kg 59 kg 64 kg 70 kg 76 kg 83 kg 91 kg 99 kg 108 kg 108 kg+
X 1995 Papeete
FIJ

PNG

PNG

PNG

FIJ

WLF

PNG

COK

NCL

WLF
30 [15]
56 kg 62 kg 69 kg 77 kg 85 kg 94 kg 105 kg 105 kg+
XI 1999 Santa Rita
FSM

NRU

SAM

NRU

SAM

NRU

WLF

NRU
24 [16]
XII 2003 Suva
PNG

FSM

NRU

FIJ

KIR

SAM

NCL

NRU
24 [17]
XIII 2007 Apia
FSM

NRU

FIJ

NRU

SAM

SAM

SAM

NRU
24 [18]
XIV 2011 Nouméa
FIJ

FSM

NRU

TON

PNG

SAM

SAM

NRU
24 [19]
XV 2015 Port Moresby
FIJ

PNG

FSM

PNG

SAM

PNG

KIR

NRU
24 [20]
55 kg 61 kg 67 kg 73 kg 81 kg 89 kg 96 kg 102 kg 109 kg 109 kg+
XVI 2019 Apia
NRU

PNG

SAM

AUS

NZL

SAM

PNG

KIR

SAM

TGA
30 [21]

Women's weightlifting

Games Host city Weight class Medal
events
Refs
Fly Bantam Feather Light Middle Light
Heavy
Middle
Heavy
First
Heavy
Heavy Super
Heavy
                           
54 kg 58 kg 64 kg 70 kg 76 kg 83 kg 83 kg+
X 1995 Papeete
TAH

FIJ

TAH

TAH

TAH

TAH

WLF
21 [15]
48 kg 53 kg 58 kg 63 kg 69 kg 75 kg 75 kg+
XI 1999 Santa Rita
NRU

NRU

NRU

FIJ

PNG

NRU

NRU
21 [16]
XII 2003 Suva
NRU

PNG

NRU

FIJ

NRU

NRU

NRU
21 [22]
XIII 2007 Apia
NRU

PNG

PNG

PLW

PNG

SAM

SAM
21 [18]
XIV 2011 Nouméa
PNG

PNG

FIJ

PNG

PNG

SAM

SAM
21 [19]
XV 2015 Port Moresby
PNG

AUS

SOL

AUS

PNG

SAM

SAM
21 [20]
45 kg 49 kg 55 kg 59 kg 64 kg 71 kg 76 kg 81 kg 87 kg 87 kg+
XVI 2019 Apia
KIR

PNG

SOL

AUS

AUS

NRU

NZL

SAM

AUS

NZL
30 [21]

Pacific Mini Games

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Men's

Games Host city Weight class Medal
events
Refs
Fly Bantam Feather Light Middle Light
Heavy
Middle
Heavy
First
Heavy
Heavy Super
Heavy
                           
52 kg 56 kg 60 kg 67.5 kg 75 kg 82.5 kg 90 kg 100 kg 110 kg 110 kg+
III 1989 Nuku'alofa X X
NRU
X X X X X X X 30 [23]
54 kg 59 kg 64 kg 70 kg 76 kg 83 kg 91 kg 99 kg 108 kg 108 kg+
V 1997 Pago Pago
NRU

PNG

NRU

NRU

WSM

FIJ

NRU

NCL

ASM
27 [24]
  56 kg 62 kg 69 kg 77 kg 85 kg 94 kg   105 kg 105 kg+
VII 2005 Koror
NRU

FSM

FIJ

NRU

SAM

FIJ

SAM

NRU
24 [25][26]
VIII 2009 Rarotonga
FIJ

FSM

KIR

FIJ

NRU

KIR

KIR

NRU
24 [27]
IX 2013 Mata-Utu X X X X X X X X 24 [28][29]
[30][31]
X 2017 Port Vila
FIJ

PNG
X X X X X X 24

Women's

Games Host city Weight class Medal
events
Refs
Fly Bantam Feather Light Middle Light
Heavy
Middle
Heavy
First
Heavy
Heavy Super
Heavy
                           
46 kg 50 kg 54 kg 59 kg 64 kg 70 kg 76 kg 83 kg 83 kg+
III 1989 Nuku'alofa 9
V 1997 Pago Pago
NRU

NRU

NRU

NRU

NRU

NRU

NRU

NRU

FIJ
27 [24]
  48 kg 53 kg 58 kg 63 kg 69 kg 75 kg   75 kg+  
VII 2005 Koror
NRU

PNG

PNG

PLW

FIJ

NRU

NRU
21 [32]
VIII 2009 Rarotonga
FIJ

SAM

SAM

SAM

SAM
15 [33]
IX 2013 Mata-Utu X X X X X X 18 [28][29]
[30][31]
  48 kg 53 kg 58 kg 63 kg 69 kg 75 kg   90 kg 90 kg+
X 2017 Port Vila
PNG

PNG

SOL

MHL

NZL

FIJ

FIJ

SAM
24 [34]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The number of weight classes used by the IWF has changed over the years and the definition of each class has also changed several times.[35][36]See: Weightlifting at the Summer Olympics.
  2. ^ Fiji won four weight divisions in 1966, Western Samoa won two and Papua and New Guinea won one.[2][3]

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