Vencelas Dabaya

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Vencelas Dabaya
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Medal record
Men's Weightlifting
Representing  France
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing 69 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Santo Domingo – 69 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Doha – 69 kg
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Strasbourg – 69 kg
Silver medal – second place 2008 Lignano Sabbiadoro – 69 kg
Silver medal – second place 2009 Bucharest – 69 kg
Silver medal – second place 2012 Antalya – 69 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Władysławowo – 69 kg
Representing  Cameroon
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Manchester – 69 kg
African Games
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Johannesburg – 62 kg

Vencelas Dabaya Tientcheu (born 28 April 1981 in Kumba, Cameroon)[1] is a French weightlifter.

At the 2004 Summer Olympics he represented Cameroon, and was flag bearer of the Cameroonian team at the opening ceremony.[2] In the Olympic tournament he ranked 5th in the 69 kg category, with a total of 327.5 kg.[3] He represents France since he became naturalized French citizen in November 2004.[4]

He won the bronze medal in the 69 kg category at the 2005 World Weightlifting Championships.[5]

Dabaya participated in the men's -69 kg class at the 2006 World Weightlifting Championships and won the gold medal, snatching 146 kg and jerking an additional 186 kg for a total of 332 kg.[6] With his gold medal, became weightlifting`s 500th World Champion and received the special IWF Award for this honour. [7]

At the 2007 World Weightlifting Championships he ranked 4th in the 69 kg category.[5]

He won the silver medal in the 69 kg category at the 2008 European Weightlifting Championships, lifting a total of 333 kg.[5]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics he won the silver medal in the 69 kg category, lifting a total of 338 kg.

He won gold in the clean and jerk, bronze in the snatch, and overall silver with a total of 333 kg at the 2009 European Weightlifting Championships in the 69 kg category.[8]

He is 167 centimetres (5 ft 6 in) tall and weighs 72 kilograms (159 lb).[1]

Major Results[edit]

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Representing  France
Olympic Games
2012 United Kingdom London, Great Britain 69 kg 135 135 135
2008 China Beijing, China 69 kg 147 151 153 5 187 197 197 2 338 2nd
World Championships
2011 France Paris, France 69 kg 138 138 142 20 175 180 180 14 313 13
2010 Turkey Antalya, Turkey 69 kg 143 143 143 177 177 177
2009 South Korea Goyang, South Korea 69 kg 146 149 152 5 185 185 185
2007 Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand 69 kg 143 146 146 8 182 182 187 2nd 330 4
2006 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 69 kg 143 146 146 3rd 178 182 186 1st 332 1st
2005 Qatar Doha, Qatar 69 kg 140 145 146 3rd 179 185 186 3rd 324 3rd
European Championships
2012 Turkey Antalya, Turkey 69 kg 138 141 143 6 172 175 178 3rd 318 2nd
2011 Russia Kazan, Russia 69 kg
2009 Romania Bucharest, Romania 69 kg 144 147 149 3rd 181 185 186 1st 333 2nd
2008 Italy Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy 69 kg 145 148 148 4 182 185 188 1st 333 2nd
2007 France Strasbourg, France 69 kg 142 146 148 2nd 180 183 190 1st 331 1st
2006 Poland Władysławowo, Poland 69 kg 141 145 147 5 176 179 180 3rd 325 3rd
Representing  Cameroon
Olympic Games
2004 Greece Athens, Greece 69 kg 140 145 147.5 7 182.5 187.5 192.5 5 327.5 5
World Championships
2003 Canada Vancouver, Canada 69 kg 135 140 140 21 175 180 4 315 13
2002 Poland Warsaw, Poland 69 kg 137,5 137.5 142.5 10 175 182.5 182.5 11 317.5 9
2001 Turkey Antalya, Turkey 69 kg 132.5 137.5 140 12 172.5 177.5 6 315 12
1999 Greece Athens, Greece 62 kg 110 112.5 115 36 150 150 150
Commonwealth Games
2002 United Kingdom Manchester, Great Britain 69 kg 135 140 140 1st 170 177.5 177.5 1st 310 1st[9]
African Games
1999 South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa 62 kg 112.5 117.5 117.5 2nd 145 152.5 152.5 3rd 262.5 3rd[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vencelas DABAYA TIENTCHEU" (in French). French National Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  2. ^ "Cameroon Olympic Team". Cameroon-info (in French). 2004-08-21. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  3. ^ "DABAYA TIENTCH.". International Weightlifting Federation. 
  4. ^ "Althérophilie:Yamechi Madeleine, championne de France". Cameroon-info (in French). 2007-01-15. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  5. ^ a b c "DABAYA Vencelas". International Weightlifting Federation. 
  6. ^ 75th MEN'S and 18th WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS -69 KG MEN, iwf.net
  7. ^ "Frenchman Dabaya is the 500th World Champion". www.iwf.net. 2006-10-02. Retrieved 2016-02-07. 
  8. ^ "Haltérophilie - ChE - Dabaya en argent" (in French). L'Équipe. 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  9. ^ "Weightlifting - Men's Up to 69 kg". m2002.thecgf.com. 
  10. ^ "7th All Africa Games - Weightlifting: Men 62 kg Overall Results". www.aag.org.za. 

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