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Biography

YAMASAKI Erika Yuriko Iris

Nationality Australia Flag AUS Australia
Birth Date 02/09/1987
Gender Women
Height (m / in)  
Weight (kg / lbs)  
Events Inscribed   Weightlifting Women's 48 kg
Weightlifting Women's 48 kg Snatch
Weightlifting Women's 48 kg Clean&Jerk
Medals Won BRONZE Medal BRONZE -  Women's 48 kg

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
16 Mar
14:00
EXW Women's 48 kg
Group A
Australia Flag AUS  - YAMASAKI Erika Yuriko Iris (3) 153 Completed

Place Of Birth Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Residence Brisbane, Australia
Marital Status Single
Occupation Clerical Trainee, Bartender
International Debut 2003 (Oceania Junior Championships)
Coach Michael Keelan
Idol Manuel Minginfel
Recent Results Commonwealth Games Weightlifting Selection Trials (Melbourne, Australia, Dec-2005)
1st in the 48kg class
Snatch - 67kg, Clean & Jerk - 82kg, Total - 149kg

Mermet Commonwealth, Oceania & South Pacific Championships (Victoria, Australia, Oct-2005)
2nd in Oceania and 3rd in the Commonwealth in the 53kg class
Snatch - 70kg, Clean & Jerk - 90kg, Total - 160kg
Commonwealth
Games History
Melbourne 2006
Bronze in the 48kg Total - 153kg

Manchester 2002
did not compete
Olympic
Games History
has not competed
Other Erika holds 23 Queensland records and 15 Australian records. She holds the Australian U/16, U/18, U/20 and Open 53kg records and the U/16, U/18, U/20 and Open 48kg records.

She started her athletic career at the age of eight as a gymnast started lifting when she was 13 years old.

She was a member of the Junior World Team in 2004.

She has aspirations to become a sport psychologist although she is currently doing a clerical traineeship and working in a bar.

She used to do gymnastics and trampolining before being discovered by Scott Robinson at her school, and Erika's other interests include dancing and movies.

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