- Further Personal Information
- Port Moresby, PNG
- Sport Specific Information
- When and where did you begin this sport?
- He began weightlifting at a club owned by his uncle in 2004.
- Why this sport?
- He was inspired by his uncle, who used to represent Papua New Guinea in the sport.
- Club / Team
- Oceania Weightlifting Institute [OWI]: New Caledonia
- Name of coach
- Paul Coffa [club], AUS; Douglas Mea [club]
- Training Regime
- He trains at the Oceania Weightlifting Institute [OWI] in New Caledonia.
- General Interest
- Hero / Idol
- Actor, politician and bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2014)
- Sporting philosophy / motto
- "Be the best." (Athlete, 19 Jul 2014)
- Awards and honours
- He was Papua New Guinea's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. He performed the same role at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. (pngloop.com, 14 Jul 2014; sportstg.com, 16 Aug 2010)
He was named 2011 Junior Pacific Athlete of the Year by the Pacific Games Council. (sportingpulse.com, 14 Oct 2011)
- Famous relatives
- His older sister Rita and his uncle both competed in weightlifting at international level. (Athlete, 19 Jul 2014; digicelpng.com, 10 Aug 2011)
- Other information
- HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT
After winning gold medals in the 94kg category at both the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games, he became the first athlete from Papua New Guinea from any sport to win two Commonwealth Games gold medals.
(abc.net.au, 09 Apr 2018; radionz.co.nz, 09 Apr 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 18 Oct 2018)
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