'Ana Po'uhila

ʻAna Poʻuhila
Personal information
NationalityTongan
Born (1979-10-18) October 18, 1979 (age 42)
Neiafu, Tongatapu
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight96 kg (212 lb)
Sport
Country Tonga
SportAthletics
Event(s)Shot put
ClubBays Cougars (New Zealand)
Coached byDidier Poppe
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Representing  Tonga
(South) Pacific Games
Gold medal – first place 2011 Nouméa Shot put
Gold medal – first place 2007 Apia Shot put
Gold medal – first place 2003 Suva Shot put
Silver medal – second place 2011 Nouméa Discus throw
Silver medal – second place 2007 Apia Discus throw
Silver medal – second place 2003 Suva Discus throw
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Nouméa Hammer throw
(South) Pacific Mini Games
Gold medal – first place 2009 Rarotonga Shot put
Gold medal – first place 2009 Rarotonga Discus throw
Gold medal – first place 2009 Rarotonga Hammer throw
Gold medal – first place 2005 Koror Shot put
Gold medal – first place 2001 Middlegate 100 m
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Koror Discus throw
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Middlegate Discus throw
Oceania Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Apia Shot put
Gold medal – first place 2004 Townsville Shot put
Gold medal – first place 2002 Christchurch Shot put
Gold medal – first place 2000 Adelaide Shot put
Gold medal – first place 2000 Adelaide Javelin throw
Silver medal – second place 2006 Apia Discus throw
Silver medal – second place 2002 Christchurch Discus throw
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Townsville Discus throw
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Adelaide Discus throw
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Adelaide Hammer throw
Updated on 29 April 2013.

ʻAna Poʻuhila (born October 18, 1979 in Longoteme, Tongatapu) is a Tongan athlete.

Biography[]

She represented the Kingdom of Tonga in the shot put event during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She had the honour of being the flagbearer for her country at the opening ceremony. Originally a sprinter, she is now known for breaking the national Tongan shot put record in 2008 during her European Olympic preparation tour with a put of 18.03 metres in Albertville.

As she threw over the Olympic qualifying distance of 17.20 metres ten times she qualified for the 2008 Olympics on merit. However, she did not advance beyond the qualification round as her put of 16.42 metres placed her in only the 27th position. She had previously competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics for the event of shot put, but her throw of 15.33 metres did not allow her to qualify for the final round.

On July 2, 2009, she broke the Tongan national record in hammer throwing, with a throw of 53,53m.[1]

She placed 14th in the shot put qualifier of the 2012 Summer Olympics with a put of 15.80 m.[2]

Personal best[]

Event Performance Wind Venue Date
100 metres 13.57 -0.2 Edmonton August 5, 2001
Shot Put 18.03 Albertville July 7, 2008
Discus Throw 53.10 Cook Island August 24, 2009
Hammer Throw 53.53 France July 2, 2009
Javelin Throw 45.45 Noumea New Caledonia April 3, 2008

Achievements[]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Tonga
2000 Oceania Championships Adelaide, Australia 1st Shot put 14.36 m
3rd Discus throw 38.41 m
3rd Hammer throw 35.29 m
1st Javelin throw 42.32 m
2001 South Pacific Mini Games Middlegate, Norfolk Island 1st Shot put 15.13 m
3rd Discus throw 42.28 m
2002 Oceania Championships Christchurch, New Zealand 1st Shot put 15.66 m
2nd Discus throw 45.11 m
2003 South Pacific Games Suva, Fiji 1st Shot put 15.89 m GR
2nd Discus throw 48.14 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 32nd Shot put 15.33 m
Oceania Championships Townsville, Australia 1st Shot put 14.89 m
3rd Discus throw 45.49 m
2005 South Pacific Mini Games Koror, Palau 1st Shot put 16.92 m GR
3rd Discus throw 45.69 m
2006 Oceania Championships Apia, Samoa 1st Shot put 16.57 m CR
2nd Discus throw 52.48 m
2007 Pacific Games Apia, Samoa 1st Shot put 16.60 m
2nd Discus throw 48.92 m
2009 Pacific Mini Games Rarotonga, Cook Islands 1st Shot put 16.53 m
1st Discus throw 53.10 m
1st Hammer throw 50.70 m GR
2011 Pacific Games Nouméa, New Caledonia 1st Shot put 15.72 m
2nd Discus throw 48.22 m
3rd Hammer throw 47.27 m
2012 Olympic Games London, Great Britain 30th Shot put 15.80 m

Honours[]

National honours

References[]

  1. ^ "'Ana Po'uhila Tonga's record-breaking hammer thrower", Matangi Tonga, July 12, 2009
  2. ^ "Ana Pouhila - Events and results". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Royal orders presented at Palace". Matangi Tonga. 1 August 2008. Archived from the original on 21 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2022.

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