Weightlifting craze sweeps Pacific Islands

Inmates at Oceania Weightlifting Institute train and live there with the Pacific Ocean separating them from famlies.

    Champion athletes often talk of the extreme measures they've taken to achieve success.

    Across the Pacific Islands, weightlifters are isolating themselves from their families as they hone their skills to Olympic standards.

    Paul Rhys travelled to New Caledonia to visit a training centre known as "Alcatraz".

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.