Auckland weightlifter Kanah Andrews-Nahu has won seven medals at the Pacific Games in Samoa.

The 18-year-old snatched 94kgs and clean and jerked 112kgs for a total of 206kgs in the U76kg competition.

The results saw her win gold in all three disciplines at the Pacific Games. Andrews-Nahu also took gold in the Oceania Seniors, gold in the Oceania juniors, gold in the Commonwealth juniors and bronze in the Commonwealth seniors which were run concurrently.

“It went pretty smooth, I didn’t quite hit what I wanted to but I’m definitely happy with the result,” said the Functional Strength lifter.

“I was getting cramp in my toes of all places so it was making it hard to clean and jerk but I just tried to focus and keep it tight.”

Andrews-Nahu plans to celebrate with some well-deserved treats before concentrating on her next competition.

“I feel like lots of chocolate! Then for the rest of the week I’ll go and support my teammates. I’ve also got senior worlds coming up later in the year so that’s the next big focus for me.”

New Zealand teammate Bailey Rogers competed in the same division, winning silver in the snatch, bronze in the clean and jerk and silver overall.

Samoa 2019 Pacific Games
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