Keitani Graham

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Keitani Graham
Personal information
Nationality  F.S. Micronesia
Born (1980-02-01)February 1, 1980
Kealakekua, Hawaii, United States
Died December 6, 2012(2012-12-06) (aged 32)
Chuuk, F.S. Micronesia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Country  Federated States of Micronesia
Sport Greco-Roman wrestling, Athletics
Updated on 6 May 2013.

Keitani Graham (February 1, 1980 — December 6, 2012) was a Micronesian Greco-Roman wrestler.[1] He competed in the Greco-Roman 84 kg event at the 2012 Summer Olympics and was eliminated in the qualifications by Chas Betts.

Graham was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii and attended Punahou School in Honolulu[2] and College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.[3] He died in Chuuk at the age of 32 after suffering a heart attack.[2]

He was the first competitor at the 2012 Olympics to die.[4]


Graham also competed successfully in combined events in track and field athletics.

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Chuuk
2002 Micronesian Games Kolonia, Pohnpei 1st Pentathlon 2702 pts
1st 4x400 m relay 3:25.49 min GR


  1. ^ "Keitani Graham". London 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  2. ^ a b Reardon, Dave (December 7, 2012). "Keitani Graham, Olympic wrestler and hero to Micronesians, dies". Honolulu Star Advertiser. 
  3. ^ "Keitani Graham - Events and results". London 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  4. ^ Gray, Laura (16 April 2016). "Is there a London 2012 Olympics 'curse'?". BBC News. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 

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