BARU Morea < Back  
Sport Weightlifting
CGA Papua New Guinea   
Gender Men
Born 15 Apr 1990 in Port Moresby, PNG
Height1.60 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Port Moresby, PNG
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began weightlifting in 2005.
Name of coach Paul Coffa, AUS, from 2013
General Interest
Nicknames The Pastor (thenational.com.pg, 12 Aug 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning three gold medals at the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila, Vanuatu. (postcourier.com.pg, 11 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol Australian cricketer Brett Lee, Papua New Guinean weightlifter Dika Toua. (postcourier.com.pg, 11 Dec 2017; Athlete, 19 Jul 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Believe in yourself." (Athlete, 19 Jul 2014)
Awards and honours In 2018 he was shortlisted for the Male Athlete of the Year award by the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee [PNGOC]. (emtv.com.pg, 04 May 2018)
Ambitions To compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. (pngindustrynews.net, 09 Apr 2018)