Parents of our golden girls ‘happy and proud’

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first_imgEmily (mother) and Toua (father) are the biological parents to Dika, Thelma and Konio Toua who represented PNG in weightlifting in the XV Pacific Games.Dika is a weightlifting household name in the country, but her younger  sibling Thelma has taken the lime light by winning three gold medals in the current Pacific Games, while Dika won one.Thelma’s gold opened the medal count for the host country.The parents of the PNG golden girls told Loop PNG, they are “happy and proud’’. Emily says there are no secrets to her girls’ success, its only through “training and eating right food…”She said that the only advice she gave to her daughters before their competition was to go for gold as it came with a monetary reward.The proud mother said she was not emotional when her girls won a combined total of our gold because she had become accustomed to it because of Dika’s colourful career.last_img read more