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Kuda Ditta

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBala "Kuda"•Ditta
Used nameKuda•Ditta
Born4 February 1937
Died17 June 2003 in Padang Kerbau (MAS)
Measurements183 cm / 73 kg
Affiliations?, Kuching, Kuching (MAS)
NOC Malaysia


A police officer, Kuda Ditta was allowed special training in athletics by his commander. He became the first Olympian from Sarawak (the Malaysian part of Borneo), but failed to survive the heats of the hurdles events. He medalled twice in the South East Asian Games, in 1971 and 1973. He died of stomach cancer aged 66.

Personal Bests: 110H – 14.72 (1971); 400 – unknown.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics MAS Kuda Ditta
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 6 h4 r1/3
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Malaysia DNS
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Malaysia 6 h3 r1/2

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1964 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony MAS Kuda Ditta