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Akii-Bua, John

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Born: 1949 AD
Died: 1997 AD, at 47 years of age.

Nationality: Ugandan
Categories: Athlete

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1949 - Born on the 3rd of December. 1970 - He finished fourth placed during the Commonwealth Games.

 

1972 - He Won the 400 m hurdles in the Summer Olympics in Munich setting a World Record time of 47.82s.

 

1976 - He was freed by his shoe-manufacturer Puma and lived in Germany until the regime of Idi Amin ended.

 

- Missed the 76' Olympics because of the African boycott, police officer Akii-Bua was even arrested.

 

1997 - He died on the 20th of June and was the first Olympic champion from Uganda.


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