David Matam’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

IntroFrench weightlifter
Is Athlete 
From Cameroon 
Type Sports 
Birth 5 June 1975, Yaoundé
Age:45 years
Star sign Gemini

David Hercule Matam Matam (born 5 June 1975 in Yaoundé) is a Cameroonian/French male weightlifter, competing in the 94 kg category. He represented Cameroon at international competitions and since 2003 France. He represented France at the 2004 Summer Olympics in the men’s 85 kg event. He competed at world championships, including at the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships.


Three of his brothers are also international weightlifters who competed at the Olympic Games. That are Alphonse Hercule Matam (1992), Samson N’Dicka-Matam (1996, 2000 and 2004) and Bernardin Matam (2012).

Major results

YearVenueWeightSnatch (kg)Clean & Jerk (kg)TotalRank
World Championships
2015 Houston, United States94 kg151155158221851901932035120
2014 Almaty, Kazakhstan94 kg155160163201901931951735319
2011 Paris, France94 kg160165170121972022101537215
2009 Goyang, South Korea94 kg162167171111982032031436513
2007 Chiang Mai, Thailand85 kg153153157191801861891834617
2006 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic85 kg152155157151801801810.0
2003 Vancouver, Canada85 kg155160160231851901902534023
2001 Antalya, Turkey85 kg150150152.5185192.5200100
1999 Piraeus, Greece85 kg145150157.534185185192.53333535