Lifting in the men’s 62kg division, the lad from Hanuabada will take the stage to lift at 5pm (6am PNG time, Wednesday).
Baru is in Group A.
Baru, who is ranked 10th in the world in the men’s 62kg division, will be the third athlete from Team PNG to compete at Rio.
This is Baru’s first appearance at an Olympics event.
The first two athletes to compete were judo’s Raymond Ovinou and Thadius Katua from boxing.
The other 5 athletes from Team PNG will compete later during the week.