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Charles Asati

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
SexMale
Full nameCharles•Asati
Used nameCharles•Asati
Born3 March 1946 in Kisii (KEN)
Measurements178 cm / 68 kg
NOC Kenya

Biography

Charles Asati is considered as the most accomplished Kenyan long sprinter of the 20th century. Asati won a 4x400 m relay gold at the 1972 Olympics and silver in 1968. He also finished fourth in the 400 metres at the 1972 München Olympics. At the Commonwealth Games, Asati won 400 m and 4x400 m relay golds in 1970 and 1974 and also won a 200 m bronze at the 1970 Commonwealth Games. Asati won both 400 and 4x400 relay golds at the 1973 All-African Games. He was also the East and Central African champion at 200 metres in 1968-69 and 1976; at 400 metres in 1969 and 1975; and in the 4x400 m relay in 1967-72 and 1976.

Asati retired from sports in 1978 and later farmed in Iringa village, Manga district of Nyamira county. He remained active in athletics circles by serving as vice-chairman of Athletics Kenya Nyanza South division.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.2 (1969); 200 – 20.66 (1968); 400 – 45.01 (1970).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Athletics KEN Charles Asati
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 6 h3 r1/4
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 5 h2 r2/4
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Kenya 2 Silver
1972 Summer Olympics Athletics KEN Charles Asati
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 4
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Kenya 1 Gold
1976 Summer Olympics Athletics KEN Charles Asati
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Kenya DNS
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Kenya DNS

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