Telupe Iosefa

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Telupe Iosefa
Personal information
Born (1986-01-11) 11 January 1986 (age 33)
Nukulaelae

Telupe Iosefa (born 1 November 1986 on Nukulaelae)[1] is a Tuvaluan powerlifter. In 2015 Telupe Iosefa received the first ever gold medal won by Tuvalu at the Pacific Games in the powerlifting 120 kg male division.[2][3][4][5]

Career[edit]

The Tuvalu Weightlifting Federation staged its first national competition on 2 July 2013 as part of the 2013 Tuvalu Games. Telupe Iosefa won the 105 kg male division.[1]

At the 2013 Commonwealth Mens Powerlifting Championships in Auckland, New Zealand, Iosefa won the silver medal in the 105 kg male division with a total of 647.5 kg.[6]

In 2014 he achieved the best performance in the squat lift with 316 kg in the 120 kg male division at the Oceania Powerlifting Federation event on 14 December 2014 at Melbourne, Australia.[7]

In the powerlifting competition at the 2015 Pacific Games, Telupe Iosefa competed in the 120 kg male division. He achieved a squat lift of 337.5 kg (the best performance), he then produced a bench press of 182.5 kg, followed by a deadlift of 285 kg to achieve the total of 805 kg to win the gold medal in his division.[2][3][4][5] This was an Oceania/Commonwealth Powerlifting Federation record.[8]

At the Asia & Oceania Classic Mens Powerlifting Championships 2016, in Christchurch (New Zealand), in December 2016, Telupe Iosefa competed in the 120 kg male division. He achieved a squat lift of 351.0 kg (the best performance), he then produced a bench press of 190.0 kg, followed by a deadlift of 310.0 kg to achieve the total of 851.0 kg to win the gold medal in his division.[9]

Telupe Iosefa competed in the 120kg division at the 2017 Asia & Oceania Championships held in Singapore and the 2018 Asia & Oceania Championships held in Brisbane.[10]

Achievements[edit]

Powerlifting
Event Performance Date Place
Commonwealth Mens Powerlifting Championships 105 kg male division - silver medal - total of 647.5 kg 8 December 2013 Auckland, New Zealand
Oceania Powerlifting Championships 120 kg male division - squat lift of 316 kg 14 December 2014 Melbourne, Australia
2015 Pacific Games 120 kg male division - gold medal - total of 805 kg 10 July 2015 Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2013 Tuvalu Games" (PDF). Tuvalu Weightlifting Federation. July 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b Morgan, Liam (10 July 2015). "Tuvalu claim first-ever Pacific Games gold medal as Samoa and Nauru share Port Moresby 2015 powerlifting spoils". Pacific Games 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Iosefa makes history for Tuvalu with powerlifting gold". Pacific Games 2015. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Powerlifting 120kg Male". Pacific Games 2015. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Sport: Tuvalu wins first ever Pacific Games gold". Radio New Zealand International. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Commonwealth Mens Powerlifting Championships, New Zealand, Auckland" (PDF). Commonwealth Powerlifting Federation. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Oceania Raw Men's Open Records". Oceania Powerlifting Federation. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  8. ^ "2015 Pacific Games". Oceania Powerlifting Federation. 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  9. ^ "2016 Pacific Games" (PDF). Oceania Powerlifting Federation. 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Telupe Iosefa". openpowerlifting.org. December 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2019.