KOUM KOUM Daniel < Back  
Sport Weightlifting
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 27 May 1985 in Douala, CMR
Height1.57 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation Student
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started weightlifting when he was 15 in Cameroon.
Why this sport? His father was a talented lifter and owned a gym in Cameroon.
Club / Team Hawthorn Weightlifting Club: Australia
Name of coach Yourik Sarkisian
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for Cameroon
Tournament World Championships
Location Doha
General Interest
Famous relatives His father is fomer weightlifter and Cameroon national team coach, Matam Dicka. (allafrica.com, 23 Aug 2005)
Ambitions He hopes to become a personal trainer. (hawthornweightlifting.com, 26 Aug 2010)
He represented Cameroon in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne but chose to remain in Australia after the games as he was disgruntled with his home nation and the hardship that he faced there. He became an Australian citizen in 2008 and is set to represent his new country of Australia in 2010. He has also become heavily involved in the Brunswick community where he now resides and is an advocate for asylum seekers. (Melbourne Leader, 20 Jul 2010)