Nationality:UGA  Uganda
Date of Birth:03/12/1949
Akii-Bua was born on the third day of December in 1949 in Kampala, Uganda. He had 42 brothers and sisters who all had the same father but were born from eight different women. He started competing in the 110m hurdles only to realize a couple of years later that the 400m hurdles were what suited him best. He won an Olympic gold metal whilst breaking the world record in the 400m hurdles during the 1972 Olympic Games with a time of 47,82sec. Uganda’s political circumstances kept him away from the next Olympics and in 1980 he wasn’t able to gain a better position than the seventh.
Related Database Events:
Olympic Games2/9/1972

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