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Sport Weightlifting
CGA Tuvalu   
Gender Men
Born 15 Apr 1991
Height1.40 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Nouméa, NCL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport in 2009.
Why this sport? He chose the sport because he didn't like team sports.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold at the 2013 Pacific Mini Games in Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna. (radionz.co.nz, 04 Sep 2013)
Awards and honours He was the flag bearer for Tuvalu at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. He also carried out the role at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (GNS, 24 Jul 2014; gettyimages.com, 27 Jul 2012)
Milestones He claimed Tuvalu's first gold medal in an international competition when he finished first in the 62kg snatch at the 2013 Pacific Mini Games in Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna. (radionz.co.nz, 04 Sep 2013)