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Biography

PERA Sam

Nationality Cook Islands Flag COK Cook Islands
Birth Date 04/04/1969
Gender Men
Height (m / in)  
Weight (kg / lbs)  
Events Inscribed   Weightlifting Men's 105 kg
Weightlifting Men's 105 kg Snatch
Weightlifting Men's 105 kg Clean&Jerk

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
22 Mar
18:30
EXW Men's 105 kg
Group A
Cook Islands Flag COK  - PERA Sam (10) 281 Completed

Place Of Birth Cook Islands
Residence Atupa, Rarotonga
Recent Results Mermet Commonwealth, Oceania & South Pacific Championships (Victoria, Australia, Oct-2005)
3rd in the Commonwealth, 5th in Oceania and 4th in the South Pacific in the 105kg class
Snatch - 136kg, Clean & Jerk - 160kg, Total - 296kg

Oceania & South Pacific Junior Championships & Arafura Games (Darwin, Australia, May-2005)
1st in the Seniors in the 105kg class
Snatch - 128kg, Clean & Jerk - 160kg, Total - 288kg
Commonwealth
Games History
Manchester 2002
7th in the 105kg Snatch - 155kg
6th in the 105kg Clean & Jerk - 155kg
5th in the 105kg Total - 277.5kg
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
14th in the 105kg class
Snatch - 135kg, Clean & Jerk - 170kg, Total - 305kg

Sydney 2000
did not compete

Atlanta 1996
Snatch - 120kg, Clean & Jerk - 165kg, Total - 285kg
Injuries He battled injuries in 2005.
Other Sam was the Cook Islands Sportsman of the Year in 1994, 1995, 2002, 2003 and 2004.

He was forced to cancel his ASP 2006 scholarship due to injuries and family health problems.

In 2005, he picked up three silver medals in the 105kg class at the South Pacific Mini Games held in Palau and a bronze at the Commonwealth Championships held in Melbourne in the 105kg class. He won a total of five medals in the year.

His international breakthrough occurred in 1992 when he picked up two bronze medals at the Oceania and South Pacific Championships.

He has won a total of 30 career medals, including six gold, 13 silver and 11 bronze.

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