Erika Yamasaki

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Erika Ropati-Frost (nee Yamasaki)
Personal information
Full name Erika Yuriko Iris Ropati-Frost (nee Yamasaki)
Nationality  Australia
Born (1987-09-02) 2 September 1987 (age 30)
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Height 4 ft 11 in (1.50 m)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) –53/58kg
Club Cougars Weightlifting Club

Erika Yamasaki (born 2 September 1987, Darwin, Australia) is an Australian weightlifter. She started Weightlifting in 2000, when she was tested in a talent identification program. Erika first started to represent Australia in 2003 at the Oceania Championships. She has now competed at several international events, including Oceania Championships, World Junior Championships, World Cup, Commonwealth Championships, and Commonwealth Games.

Erika Yamasaki won a bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in the women's 48 kilogram event[1] by snatching 69 kilograms, and clean and jerking 87 kilograms. She had previously lifted 75 kilograms in the snatch and 95 kilograms in the clean and jerk (168 kilograms total) competing in a national competition in the 53 kilogram class.

After the 2006 Commonwealth Games she had an operation to remove a tear in her hip joint which she obtained late 2005 whilst training.

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games she competed in the 48 kilogram event, snatching 73 kilograms, which was an Oceania record, but unfortunately was injured during the warm up for the clean and jerk, tearing the internal ligament in her elbow, and was not able to secure a clean and jerk result.

Currently, Yamasaki holds 23 Queensland, 15 Australian records and 1 Oceania record, including events in the under 16, under 18 and open categories.

International record[edit]

  • Oceania & South Pacific Junior Championships - Niue

Personal bests[edit]

Lift Weight Date
Snatch 82.0 kg 2015
Clean & Jerk 107.0 kg 2015
Total 182.0 kg 2015
Lift Weight
Front Squat 120.0 kg
Back Squat 130.0 kg


  1. ^ "Commonwealth Games day one review". BBC News Online. 2006-03-16. Retrieved 2010-01-24.