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Munyoro Nyamau

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHezekiah Munyoro•Nyamau
Used nameMunyoro•Nyamau
Born5 December 1942 in Kisii (KEN)
Measurements170 cm / 68 kg
NOC Kenya

Biography

Munyoro Nyamau won am Olympic 4x400 m relay gold in 1972 and silver in 1968. He was also a Commonwealth Games 4x400 m champion in 1970, East and Central African 400 m champion in 1972, and East and Central African 4x400 relay champion from 1967-72. Nyamau was also part of one world record, when he was a member of the Kenyan 4x880 yds relay team that clocked 7:11.6 in September 1970. Outside of sports, Nyamau was a career military man, joining the Kenyan Army in 1963 and retiring from the force in 1997. He later ran a shop in Kiogoro, Nyamira.

Personal Best: 400 – 45.91 (1968).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Athletics KEN Munyoro Nyamau
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 6 h2 r3/4
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Kenya 2 Silver
1972 Summer Olympics Athletics KEN Munyoro Nyamau
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h3 r2/4
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Kenya 1 Gold

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