Tuau Lapua Lapua

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Tuau Lapua Lapua
Personal information
Nationality  Tuvalu
Born (1991-04-15) April 15, 1991 (age 26)
Nanumaga, Tuvalu
Height 140 cm (4 ft 7 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) -62 kg

Tuau Lapua Lapua (born 15 April 1991 in Nanumaga) is a Tuvaluan weightlifter.[1][2]

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, he finished in 15th position in the men’s final for weightlifting (62 kg), with a lift of 220 kg.[3]

In Weightlifting at the 2011 Pacific Games he won: Bronze medal icon.svg -62 kg Clean & Jerk, Silver medal icon.svg -62 kg Snatch, Silver medal icon.svg -62 kg Total.[4]

He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Men's 62 kg where he finished with a rank of 12.[1]

At the 2013 Pacific Mini Games, he made history by winning his country’s first ever gold medal in major sporting competition, when he won the Gold medal icon.svg 62 kg snatch. He also won Bronze medal icon.svg 62 kg clean and jerk, and Silver medal icon.svg 62 kg combined event.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "London 2012 Weightlifting, 62 kg Men". IOC. 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tuau Lapua Lapua". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games". Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "XIV. PACIFIC GAMES (09/05/2011 - NCL: Noumea)". Olystats. 2011. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sport: Tuvalu make history at Mini Games". Radio New Zealand International. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2015.