Manuel Minginfel

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Manuel Minginfel
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Personal information
Nationality Micronesian
Born (1978-09-28) September 28, 1978 (age 40)
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Country  F.S. Micronesia

Manuel Minginfel (born September 28, 1978)[1] is a weightlifter representing the Federated States of Micronesia.

In the 62 kg category, he ranked 10th at the 2004 Summer Olympics,[1] 7th at the 2005 World Weightlifting Championships,[1] and 4th at the 2006 World Weightlifting Championships.[1]

At the 2008 Oceania Championships he won the gold medal in the 62 kg category.[1] He also represented the Federated States of Micronesia in weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China,[2] where he ranked 11th in the 62 kg category. He was also his country's flag bearer during the Games' opening ceremony.[3]

He competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics where he ranked #10 in the Men's 62 kg category.

Minginfel is a native of Yap. He set a new record snatch in the men's 56 kilo category at the South Pacific Games in Samoa in 2007.


Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Manuel Minginfel -62 kg 120 kg 15th 155 kg 10th 275 kg 11th


  1. ^ a b c d e "MINGINFEL Manuel". International Weightlifting Federation.
  2. ^ "Hale to Olympics", Solomon Star, July 14, 2008
  3. ^ "List of Flagbearers Beijing 2008" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-08-08. Retrieved 2008-08-23.

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