|Full name||Tom-Jaye Waibeiya|
|Born||17 December 1995|
|Weight||75.84 kg (167.2 lb)|
|Weight class||77 kg|
|Updated on 19 October 2016.|
Tom-Jaye Waibeiya (born 17 December 1995) is a Nauruan male weightlifter, competing in the 77 kg category and representing Nauru at international competitions. He participated at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the 77 kg event.
|Year||Venue||Weight||Snatch (kg)||Clean & Jerk (kg)||Total||Rank|
|2014||Glasgow, Scotland||77 kg||100||105||—||140||145||—||250||18|
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