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Sport Weightlifting
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 12 Dec 1984
Height1.60 m
Weight 69 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Pakuranga, NZL
Occupation Boat Builder
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up weightlifting at age 16.
Why this sport? He was helping his father, who ran a furniture rental business, set up for a weightlifting competition, and was inspired to take up the sport after watching the competiton.
Name of coach Richard Dryden
Coach from which country? New Zealand
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for New Zealand
Tournament World Championships
Location Doha
General Interest
Hobbies Water skiing, diving, tennis and indoor hang gliding. (zeus-sport.com, 17 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Achieving three personal bests and New Zealand records to place sixth at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. (zeus-sport.com, 17 Aug 2010)