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Kennedy Ondiek

Full name: Kennedy Ondiek
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: December 12, 1966
Died: July 14, 2011 in Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Country: KEN Kenya
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Kennedy Ondiek was one of the first top international sprinters produced by Kenya. After his appearance at the 1988 Olympics, he placed eighth at the 1990 Commonwealth Games 200 metres, and then reached the quarters in the 200 at the 1991 World Championships. Ondiek also competed at the 1993 Worlds and 1994 Commonwealth Games, running the 200 at both, but did not advance to the final at either meet. Ondiek was Kenyan champion in the 100 metres in 1991-93 and the 200 metres in 1992-93. He was known for his response to questions by saying, "It's cool, man", no matter the situation. In July 2011 he might have taken his own life. Detals were, however scanty.

Personal Bests: 100 – 9.9 (1991); 200 – 20.1 (1989).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Men's 100 metres Kenya KEN 6 h1 r2/4
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Men's 200 metres Kenya KEN 4 h2 r2/4
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Kenya KEN 6 h2 r2/3
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Men's 100 metres Kenya KEN 4 h8 r1/4
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Men's 200 metres Kenya KEN 4 h4 r2/4

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Kenya Quarter-Finals Heat One 6 10.57 1
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Kenya Round One Heat Ten 4 QC 10.51 1
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Kenya Round One Heat Eight 4 10.60 4

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Kenya Quarter-Finals Heat Two 4 20.79 6
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Kenya Round One Heat Six 1 QU 20.79 5
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Kenya Quarter-Finals Heat Four 4 20.86 5
1992 Summer 25 Barcelona Athletics Kenya Round One Heat Four 3 QU 21.04 4

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Kenya KEN Semi-Finals Heat Two 6 39.47
1988 Summer 21 Seoul Athletics Kenya KEN Round One Heat Three 4 QC 40.30