|Name Mercy Obiero|
Siblings David Obiero
Weight 68 kg
|Height 1.65 m|
SPORTS CENTRAL EPISODE 50 Feature - Mercy Obiero (Kenyan Olympic Weightlifter)
Mercy Apondi Obiero born on August 27, 1978 in Nairobi is a Kenyan weightlifter.
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She was the first Kenyan woman weightlifter at the Olympics and the second from Africa after Uganda’s Irene Ajiambo.
Obiero made her international debut at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester where she failed to get a result. Four years later, she participated at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, where she finished in 7th place in the up to 63 kg weight class. In 2010, she competed at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi and finished in 5th position in the up to 69 kg weight class.
Obiero competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London where she qualified and finished 13th in the up to 69 kg category. Her heaviest lift was 181 kg.
At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, she finished in 8th place in the women's under 69 kg weight class.
Obiero was trained by David Adeyemo of Nigeria, David prepared her for the 20th Commonwealth Games held in Scotland, she likes David's training cycle and trained with all her heart during the training camp, mercy improved from 80 kg snatch to 87 kg and 106 kg jerk. To 117 kg she did 200 kg back squat along with team mates James Adede, Webstar Lukose, Stephen Opondo and Arthur oyim who was also coached by David.