Vencelas Dabaya

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Vencelas Dabaya
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Medal record
Men's Weightlifting
Competitor for  France
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing 69 kg
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Doha – 69 kg
Gold medal – first place 2006 Santo Domingo – 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
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Władysławowo – 69 kg

Vencelas Dabaya (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]

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.[7]

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


  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,
  7. ^ "Haltérophilie - ChE - Dabaya en argent" (in French). L'Équipe. 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 

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