Vannara BE

Vannara BE
Birth Date:  16 Feb 1988
Place of Birth:  KANDAL
Country of birth:  CAM
Age:  30
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  167
Weight (Kg):  62

Events and Medals

Sport Event Rank
WLF Weightlifting Men's 62kg 10

Vannara BE - Schedule

Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 18:30
Gold Medal Event Men's 62kg Final

Biographical Information

Commonwealth Games
Year Location Event Rank Snatch Clean & Jerk Result
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 62kg 9 116 140 256
2010 Delhi, IND Men's 62kg 8 116 142 258

Commonwealth Championships
Year Location Event Rank Snatch Clean & Jerk Result
2017 Gold Coast, AUS Men's 62kg 8 111 128 239
2013 Penang, MAS Men's 62kg 6 110 137 247

Occupation: Process worker (Athlete, 25 Oct 2017)
Languages spoken: English, Khmer

PERSONAL: Anthony DOVE (AUS) (Athlete, 25 Oct 2017)

Sporting relatives

Sister, Socheata, represented Australia in weightlifting at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. (, 26 Jul 2014)

Reason: "Back in high school, weightlifting was a compulsory sport. I did all right, then the teacher said: 'Do you want to compete for school competitions?' That's how I started?" (Australian Weightlifting Federation YouTube, 23 Jul 2014)
Ambition: "To win a medal at the Commonwealth Games." (Athlete, 25 Oct 2017)
Memorable: "Making my first Commonwealth Games team in (Delhi) 2010." (Athlete, 25 Oct 2017)
Influence: "Family, just to get to where we are now in life." (Athlete, 25 Oct 2017)
Additional information

Family moved from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to Melbourne, Australia, in 1998 to escape political unrest. "When our father was still a child, he had to go through the Pol Pot era. His mum was that upset, crying every day until one of her eyes just fell in. She can only see out of one eye – the other one just closed up and disappeared. When he wants us to work hard, he'll just bring it up. He mentions it to keep us motivated." (, 17 Jun 2014)

Credited working on a farm with his father for some of his physical strength. "During picking season you carry weights around, like grapes in a bucket. I'm not too sure where I get my strength from. Maybe from there, picking grapes." (, 1 Oct 2010)

Became the first Cambodian-born athlete to represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games, competing in the men's 62kg division at Glasgow 2014. (, 1 Oct 2010)

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Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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