Itte Detenamo

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Itte Detenamo
Personal information
Nationality Nauruan
Born (1986-09-22) September 22, 1986 (age 31)
Height 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 172 kg (379 lb)
Sport
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]

Major results[edit]

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Representing  Nauru
Olympic Games
2012 United Kingdom London, Great Britain +105 kg 165 170 175 14 205 215 215 15 390 13
2008 China Beijing, China +105 kg 165 170 175 9 205 210 215 10 385 10
2004 Greece Athens, Greece +105 kg 147.5 152.5 155.0 16 192.5 197.5 14 347.5 14
World Championships
2015 United States Houston, United States +105 kg 160 165 165 27 200 207 211 24 372 24
2011 France Paris, France +105 kg 175 180 180 18 222 228 232 7 408 10
2009 South Korea Goyang, South Korea +105 kg 165 170 174 15 206 211 215 14 381 12
2007 Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand +105 kg 160 165 170 18 200 200 205 24 370 20
2006 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic +105 kg 158 163 167 16 200 200 203 14 370 15
2003 Canada Vancouver, Canada +105 kg 150.0 150.0 155.0 31 190.0 195.0 202.5 25 345 26
Commonwealth Games
2014 United Kingdom Glasgow, Great Britain +105 kg 170 174 177 1 216 222 229 2 396 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2010 India Delhi, India +105 kg 172 176 179 1 218 218 218 3 397 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2006 Australia Melbourne, Australia +105 kg 150 160 167 3 190 200 208 3 360 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Pacific Games
2015 Papua New Guinea Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea +105 kg 157 161 167 1st, gold medalist(s) 200 203 1st, gold medalist(s) 370 1st, gold medalist(s)


External links[edit]

  • Biography on the website of the Beijing Olympics

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DETENAMO Itte". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27. 
  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" Archived 2010-10-05 at the Wayback Machine., Hindustan Times, October 1, 2010
  5. ^ a b "Itte Detenamo Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2016-07-03. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  6. ^ a b "Glasgow 2014 - Itte Detenamo Profile". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  7. ^ "Weightlifter Detenamo is a one-man team for tiny Nauru"[permanent dead link], Chicago Tribune, August 16, 2008