Top African Athletes Participated in Olympics

Africa has numerous world-famous sportsmen. Most of them are footballers who take part in lots of championships, and you can place your bets on them via the Uganda betting site. Yet, there are also sportsmen who achieved quite great results in the World Olympic Games. Here are the best of them.

Samson Kitur

Samson Kitur is a Kenyan track and field athlete and short-distance runner. He specialized in the 400 meters running and took third place at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. At the world championships in 1993, he won a bronze medal in the 400 meters and took 2nd place in the 4×400 meter relay. He is a two-time All-African Games champion in 1991 and 1995.

Davis Kamoga

Davis Kamoga is a 400-meter runner from Uganda. He won a bronze medal at the 996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Kamoga is the 38th fastest runner in the world at this distance, and the 4th fastest athlete in Africa.

Gabriel Tiacoh

Gabriel Tiacoh is an Ivorian track and field athlete and participant of two Olympic Games. In the 1984 Olympic season, he was the African champion, and a few weeks later he got the silver medalist in the 400 meters at the Los Angeles Olympics.

At the second Olympics, Gabriel couldn’t compete for high places, dropping out as early as the quarterfinals. Tiacoh died in 1992 from viral meningitis. In his hometown of Abidjan a tournament in his memory The Gabriel Tiacoh meet is held regularly.

Celestine and Emmanuel Babayaro

The Celestine and Emmanuel Babayaro brothers are popular Nigerian footballers. The first of them is a defender and the second is a goalkeeper. Both of them played in the same team and became Olympic champions in 1996 in Atlanta. The Nigerian team beat the Argentine team (3-2). Now the older brother, Emmanuel, lives in Nigeria and does charity work. The athlete retired early from sports. Celestine played for the greatest Chelsea club in London. Yet, the athlete announced his retirement in 2010.

Philip Boyt

Philip Boyt is a well-known Kenyan athlete-skier. Until 1996, Boyte was a middle-distance runner and had quite good results. But then he decided to take up ski racing. He began winter training in February 1996 in Finland. Then he was part of the Kenyan team at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Japan, as well as the 2002 Salt Lake City Games and the 2006 Olympic Turin Games.