Apolonia VAIVAI

Apolonia VAIVAI
Birth Date:  05 Feb 1991
Place of Birth:  TAVEUNI, FIJI
Country of birth:  FIJ
Age:  27
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  155
Weight (Kg):  69

Events and Medals

Sport Event Rank
WLF Weightlifting Women's 69kg 3 Bronze

Apolonia VAIVAI - Schedule

Time Event Status
Sun, 8 Apr 9:30
Gold Medal Event Women's 69kg Final

Biographical Information

Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankSnatchClean & JerkResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 75kg 3 97 112 209

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankSnatchClean & JerkResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 69kg 11 88 113 201

Commonwealth Championships
YearLocationEventRankSnatchClean & JerkResult
2017 Gold Coast, AUS Women's 69kg 1 101 126 227
2016 Penang, MAS Women's 75kg 1 93 115 208
2015 Pune, IND Women's 69kg 1 88 104 192

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankSnatchClean & JerkResult
2017 Anaheim, USA Women's 69kg 12 94 115 209
2015 Houston, USA Women's 63kg 35 91 105 196

Nickname: Polly (Facebook, 1 Jun 2017)

Listening to music, watching movies, sleeping (Athlete, 1 Sep 2017)

Occupation: Athlete (Athlete, 1 Sep 2017)
Languages spoken: English, Fijian

PERSONAL: Della SHAW (FIJ), Henry ELDER (FIJ) (Athlete, 1 Sep 2017)
NATIONAL: Josefa VUETI (FIJ) (Athlete, 1 Sep 2017)

Reason: Travelled to Baba, Fiji, at age 19 to visit family. Went to the gym and met Fiji representative weightlifter, Peni TAQUA, and he began training her. "I was shy to go up, but Peni let me in." (, 4 Aug 2016)
Ambition: "Performing to the best of my ability and making my country proud." (Athlete, 1 Sep 2017)
Memorable: "Winning gold at the 2016 Oceania Weightlifting Championships and qualifying to go to Rio (Olympic Games)." (Athlete, 1 Sep 2017)
Hero: "My family. They always support me in all that I do." (Athlete, 1 Sep 2017)
Influence: "My weightlifting Fiji family, because they're always encouraging me." (Athlete, 1 Sep 2017)
Ritual: "Offer a silent prayer." (Athlete, 1 Sep 2017)
Additional information

Her training facility in Fiji was destroyed by Cyclone Winston in early 2016. "I walked into the gym, saw the destruction and Rio (Olympic Games) went out of my mind. Many people, especially other weightlifters, encouraged me with laughter and fun times and I managed to adapt myself to other facilities. An old jungle gym with only two platforms became my training place." (Paula Taqua Kaloukocei Facebook, 26 May 2016)

Has 'sega ni soro' ('never give up') tattooed on one forearm and 'rawatu' ('I can do it') on the other. (, 4 Aug 2016)

Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. (GC2018, 3 Apr 2018)

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Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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