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Watch: Fijian weightlifter hits the deck after going for glory with massive attempt at 122kg, still claims Pacific nation's first medal on Gold Coast

Fiji's Apolonia Vaivai was left rueing technical errors after missing gold in today's women's 69kg weightlifting competition on the Gold Coast.

The Pacific nation was hoping the Glasgow bronze medal winner could go two better this time around, with Fiji's last gold medal won by judoka Nacanieli Qurewaqa at Manchester in 2002.

However, after reaching 116kg in her second clean and jerk, an all-out attempt for glory at 122kg fell short as Vaivai hit the deck uninjured.

Her combined total of 216kg was one behind England's Sarah Davies, with India's Punam Yadav (222kg) taking gold. 

"It was good to get one (a medal) for the country. It went well. Things happen, and I'm happy with my performance today, I gave all I have," she said, shortly after stepping out onto the podium.

"Nervous, but at same time confident. It was just technical mistakes, dizzy in the head, otherwise it's all good."

She was looking forward to being able to relax and have a decent meal.

"Maybe KFC!"

Fiji remain hopeful of ending their 16-year gold medal drought when 18-year-old Eileen Cikamatana lifts in the women's 90kg classification tomorrow.