Kaitinano Mwemweata

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Kaitinano Mwemweata
Personal information
Nationality  Kiribati
Born (1984-07-22) July 22, 1984 (age 32)
Butaritari
Height 165 cm (5.41 ft)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
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]

Achievements[edit]

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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