Dika Toua

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Dika Toua
Personal information
Nationality Papua New Guinean
Born (1984-06-23) 23 June 1984 (age 30)
Port Moresby
Height 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in)
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)
Country  Papua New Guinea
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) Women's 53kg

Dika Loa Toua (born 23 June 1984) is a Papua New Guinean weightlifter.

She was the first woman ever to lift weight at the Olympic Games, competing in the 48 kg category at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.[1] She finished sixth in the women's 53 kg weight class at the 2004 Summer Olympics, lifting a total of 177.5 kg.[2] She was her country's flag-bearer at the 2004 Games.[1]

In 2006 she won the silver medal in the same weight class at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.[3]

At the 2007 Pacific Games, she won gold in the 53 kg class, setting a new Games record.[4][5]

She also won the gold medal in the 53 kg category at the 2008 Oceania Weightlifting Championships, with a total of 190 kg.[6]

Toua qualified to compete for Papua New Guinea in the women's 53 kg event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[7] There she ranked 8th with a total of 184 kg.[6]


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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Xenia Peni
Flagbearer for  Papua New Guinea
Athens 2004
Succeeded by
Ryan Pini