Weightlifter Eileen Cikamatana won a gold medal for Australia in the women’s 87kg at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, breaking three Commonwealth Games records in the process.
Eileen won a gold medal in the 87kg for Australia at the 2021 Oceania Championships and comfortably collected three gold medals at the Roma 2020 Weightlifting World Cup finishing on a total of 255kg in the 81kg division, with 115kg in the snatch and 140kg in the clean and jerk.
In 2022, Eileen was awarded Olympic Scholarship funding for Paris 2024, receiving US $25,000 to support her with her goal to qualify and compete at Paris.
Prior to 2020, Eileen competed for Fiji and won the gold medal in the women’s 90 kg event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Also for her birth country, she won the 90kg category at the 2017 Commonwealth Championships on the Gold Coast and a silver medal in the 69kg category at the 2016 Commonwealth Championships in Penang.