Itte Detenamo

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Itte Detenamo
Personal information
Nationality Nauruan
Born (1986-09-22) September 22, 1986 (age 30)
Height 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 140 kg (310 lb)
Country  Nauru
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) Men's +105kg

Itte Detenamo (born September 22, 1986 in Buada) is a Nauruan weightlifter competing in the +105 kg category.

Detenamo represented Nauru at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, finishing 14th in the men's 105+kg category.[1] He won a bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and three gold medals at the 2007 South Pacific Games.[2]

He was Nauru's sole representative at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[2] He achieved a personal best by lifting 386 kg in the super-heavyweight category.[3]

He took part in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, and after being described as Nauru's best hope for a gold medal there,[4] he won silver.

He was also a participant at the 2012 Summer Olympics, finishing 14th.[5]

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he was Nauru's flagbearer.[6]

Detenamo's father and older sister are also weightlifters, as are other members of his family.[7][5] His father introduced him to the sport, which Detenamo took up at the age of 10.[6]

External links[edit]

  • Biography on the website of the Beijing Olympics


  1. ^ "DETENAMO Itte". International Weightlifting Federation. 
  2. ^ a b "Nauru to send one athlete to Beijing Olympics", Indo-Asian News Service, July 22, 2008
  3. ^ "Nauru lifter misses medals, aims for 2012", Associated Press, August 19, 2008
  4. ^ "Lifting weight of a nation’s expectations", Hindustan Times, October 1, 2010
  5. ^ a b "Itte Detenamo Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  6. ^ a b "Glasgow 2014 - Itte Detenamo Profile". Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  7. ^ "Weightlifter Detenamo is a one-man team for tiny Nauru", Chicago Tribune, August 16, 2008