Kaitinano Mwemweata

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Kaitinano Mwemweata
Personal information
Nationality  Kiribati
Born (1984-07-22) July 22, 1984 (age 32)
Height 165 cm (5.41 ft)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport Athletics
Updated on 22 April 2013.

Kaitinano Mwemweata (born July 22, 1984) is an I-Kiribati athlete. She was the first person ever to compete for Kiribati at the Olympic Games, when she represented her country at the 100 metre sprint in Athens in 2004.[1][2]

Mwemweata finished seventh out of eight in her heat, achieving a personal best of 13.07.[3]

She was due to represent Kiribati again at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, competing in the 200 metre sprint,[4] but had to withdraw after contracting tuberculosis. She was undergoing treatment at the time of the Games.[5]

She won gold in the long jump at the Micronesian Championships, in Koror in 2003.[6] She also took part in the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton in 2001.[7]

At the Kiribati National Games of 2006, Mwemweata won a bronze medal in the shotput event, a silver medal in the high jump, and four gold medals in long jump, the 100 metre sprint, the 200 metre sprint and the triple jump.[8]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kiribati
2008 Oceania Championships Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 3rd 400 m hurdles 81.71 s


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