July 22, 1984 |
|Height||165 cm (5.41 ft)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lb)|
|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.
She was due to represent Kiribati again at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, competing in the 200 metre sprint, but had to withdraw after contracting tuberculosis. She was undergoing treatment at the time of the Games.
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.
|2008||Oceania Championships||Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands||3rd||400 m hurdles||81.71 s|
- "Small step at Olympics is giant leap for tiny island nation", Mike Lopresti, USA Today, August 19, 2008
- "Kiribati's Olympic adventure", Andrew Fraser, BBC, August 3, 2004
- Track & field results
- "Kiribati sends three athletes to Beijing Olympics", Xinhua, August 5, 2008
- "Kiribati athletes ready for Olympic competition", ABC Radio Australia, August 9, 2008
- Micronesian Championships
- Edmonton 2001
- Kiribati National Games: Athletics
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