John Akii-Bua

About John Akii-Bua

Birth Day: December 3, 1949
Birth Place: Uganda
Died On: Jun 20, 1997 (age 47)
Birth Sign: Sagittarius

John Akii-Bua Net Worth

John Akii-Bua was bornon December 3, 1949 in Uganda. Ugandan hurdler remembered for being the first athlete of any kind to win an Olympic gold medal for Uganda. He won the 400-meter hurdles at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, where he set a world record with a time of 47.82 seconds.
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💰 Net worth: 12 Million

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About

Ugandan Hurdler remembered for being the first athlete of any kind to win an Olympic gold medal for Uganda. He won the 400-meter hurdles at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, where he set a world record with a time of 47.82 seconds.

Before Fame

He was coached in hurdling by renowned U.K. athletics coach Malcolm Arnold.

Trivia

He was a police officer in his home country and received a promotion from dictator Idi Amin following his Olympic victory.

Family Life

He grew up in a huge family consisting of 43 children. He had 11 children of his own.

Associated With

He was succeeded as the Olympic 400-meters hurdling champion by American Edwin Moses in 1976.