Up and coming weightlifter, Steven Kari was Papua New Guinea's flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Inaugural Youth Olympic Games.
Steven is the first and only Papua New Guinean athlete to
have qualified for the Youth Olympic Games. At the Oceania Championships which
was also the Youth Qualifier in Fiji in May, Steven won gold in the junior
event and silver in the senior event, and also won 2 golds in the South
Championships Senior and Junior events.
Steven was assisted by a fairly young team
with new lifters to help him qualify through the aggregate team points, and his
outstanding performance helped him achieve his goal.
At the 2009 Commonwealth Championships he
finished 5th in the senior event out of 14 lifters. Steven was also a member of Team PNG to
the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune, India.
Last Modified on 16/08/2010 03:08