Meamea Thomas

 

 

Age: 25

 

Summary: I-Kiribati Olympic weightlifter who had represented Kiribati in the men's 85 kg event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece and was also his native country's flagbearer during the Opening Ceremony, but who had previously won a gold medal in the same event at the 2003 South Pacific Games in Suva, Fiji.

 

 

Cause of Death: Struck and killed by a car in a drunk-driving accident

 

Born: September 11, 1987

 

Died: June 23, 2013

 

Location: Tarawa, Kiribati