He ekenga panuku ma ngā kaihiki maitai rangatahi o Aotearoa ki ngā whakataetae Commonwealth mā ngā pakeke me ngā rangatahi i tū ki Penang ina tata nei. E rima ngā mētara te whiwhi, inaianei ko ngā taumahekeheke nui taioreore ki Tokyo hei te tau rua mano rua tekau te aronga nui.
E hiki ana ēnei toa hiki maitai kia eke ai ngā taumata o te iti kahurangi.
Hei tā Brayden Maea-Brown, “As a team success was quite good, we came back with at least ten medals as a team and it goes to show that NZ is making its way up in weightlifting and I think it's a goal as well to set to put the sport out there cause it's not as big as say rugby or rugby league.”
Ko Brayden Maea Brown, David Liti rātou Anthony Taylor he tokotoru nō te ope tekau ma rua i kapo ake he mētara ki ngā whakataetae nei.
“Yeah we went as brothers and came as brothers with medals, but at the end of the day it was about doing it together which is what it's all about really.”
He mētara kōura, hiriwa anō hoki te whiwhi kia David Liti i pakaru i te rekoata mō ngā rangatahi i aotearoa, me te whakataurite i te rekoata rangatahi o Oceania i te wāhanga hiki rua.
E ai ki a David Liti, “I went to Tonga and my grandpa was telling me that his mate's grandson that won gold, and he told that he hoped he had a grandson that could win gold. So I came back from Tonga and my first comp since that trip and I won gold and sent it back to him.”
Inaianei ko te aronga nui mā ēnei tama ko ngā taumahekeheke rua mano rua tekau ki Tokyo.
Hei tā Anthony Taylor, “It's everyone's dream, yeah everyone's dream. To Weightlift at the Olympics you know, to be named as an Olympian it's a big feeling you get so yeah, everyone's goal is Olympics but yeah you gotta put in the work.”
E mea ana ēnei tama, mā te pukumahi ka taea e ngā tangata katoa te hiki...
“When you think about the opportunities that we're having now going to Malaysia, these guys went to Georgia and all of us went to Fiji for Oceania's and all medalled as well again. All it took was just to give it a go.”