Solomon Islands at the 1992 Summer Olympics


The Solomon Islands sent a delegation to compete at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain from 25 July to 9 August 1992. This was the nation's third appearance at a Summer Olympic Games. The delegation consisted of a single weightlifter, Leslie Ata, who finished 29th in the men's under 75 kilograms event.

Solomon Islands at the
1992 Summer Olympics
IOC codeSOL
NOCNational Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands
Websitewww.oceaniasport.com/solomon
in Barcelona
Competitors1
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Background

The National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands was recognized by the International Olympic Committee on 31 December 1982.[1] Having participated in both the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics, these Barcelona Olympics were their third appearance in Olympic competition.[2] This was the Solomon Islands' smallest Olympic delegation yet, they sent four athletes to the 1984 Olympics, and three to the 1988 Games.[2] The Solomon Islands have never won a medal at the Olympics.[2] The 1992 Summer Olympics were held from 25 July to 9 August 1992; a total of 9,356 athletes took part, representing 169 National Olympic Committees.[3] The Solomon Islands' delegation to Barcelona consisted of a single weightlifter, Leslie Ata.[4]

Weightlifting

Leslie Ata was 28 years old at the time, and had previously represented the Solomon Islands at the 1984 Summer Olympics.[5][6] He competed in the men's under 75 kilograms event on 30 July. In Olympic weightlifting, each competitor is given three attempts at each discipline, the highest successfully lifted weight counts as the athlete's mark for that portion of the competition.[7] In the snatch Ata missed his first and second lifts on 105 kilograms, before successfully lifting the same weight on his third and final attempt.[8] In his three attempts at the clean and jerk, he first failed to lift 130 kilograms, before successfully lifting that weight on his second try. On his third attempt, he failed to lift 135 kilograms.[9] Ata's total score for the event was 235 kilograms, good for 29th place out of 31 classified finishers. The gold medal was won by Tudor Casapu of the Unified Team with a mark of 357.5 kilograms; silver was won by Pablo Lara of Cuba, and bronze was taken by Kim Myong-nam of North Korea.[10]

Ata remained involved in the country's sports following the 1992 Olympics. In 2008 he was the co-leader of the delegation sent by the Solomon Islands to the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games.[11] For a term from 2014–2018, he was the president of the Solomon Islands Weightlifting Federation.[12][13]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Leslie Ata Men's −75 kg 105.0 30 130.0 29 235.0 29

See also

References

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  3. "Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics – results & video highlights". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
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  6. "Leslie ATA – Olympic Weightlifting – Solomon Islands". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  7. "Programme of the Competition" (PDF). International Weightlifting Federation. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 May 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
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  11. "Team Solomons Left for Commonwealth Games in India". Solomon Times. 8 October 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  12. "Gov't supports weight-lifting federation". Solomon Star. 16 July 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  13. "Contact Details". Solomon Islands Weight Lifting Association. Retrieved 6 August 2018.