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Dika Toua


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Dika Loa Toua (born 23 June 1984) is a Papua New Guinean weightlifter. She was the first woman ever to lift weight at the Olympic Games, competing in the 48kg category at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.[1] She finished sixth in the women\s 53 kg weight class at the 2004 Summer Olympics, lifting a total of 177.5 kg.[2] She was her country\s flag-bearer at the 2004 Games.[1] In 2006 she won the silver medal in the same weight class at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.[3] At the 2007 Pacific Games, she won gold in the 53 kg class, setting a new Games record.[4][5] She also won the gold medal in the 53 kg category at the 2008 Oceania Weightlifting Championships, with a total of 190 kg.[6] Toua qualified to compete for Papua New Guinea in the women\s 53kg event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[7] There she ranked 8th with a total of 184 kg.[6]

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