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Kibet Boit

Full name: Geoffrey Sila Kibet Boit
Gender: Male
Born: 1934 in ?, Nandi, Kenya
Country: KEN Kenya
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Kibet Boit got his start in track and field athletics as a student at Alliance High School. His first major international competition was the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, where he finished fourth in the 4×440 yards relay, with [Kiptalam Keter] and non-Olympians Korigo Barno and Musembi Mbathi, and was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 440 yards. His older brother Paul was captain of the team. Kibet was then named captain of Kenya’s 1956 Olympic squad, where he was eliminated in the heats of the 4x400 metres relay (alongside Keter, [Kamau Wanyoke], and [Bartonjo Rotich]). He survived the heats of the 400 metres, but was eliminated in the quarterfinals in a heat won by eventual bronze medalist [Voitto Hellstén] of Finland. His final stop was as captain of the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games team where, individually, he was eliminated in the semifinals of the 440 yards and the heats of the 100 yards. In the relays, he was sixth in the 4x440 yards relay (with Keter, Rotich, and non-Olympian Samuel Chemweno) and eliminated in the heats of the 4x110 yards relay (with Rotich, Chemweno, and [Seraphino Antao]). Trained as a teacher, he took up government administration after his retirement from active competition and held numerous positions, including the presidency of the Kenya Amateur Athletics Association (now Athletics Kenya).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer Melbourne Athletics Men's 400 metres Kenya KEN 6 h3 r2/4
1956 Summer Melbourne Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Kenya KEN 4 h3 r1/2

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer Melbourne Athletics Kenya Quarter-Finals Heat Three 6 49.1 49.18
1956 Summer Melbourne Athletics Kenya Round One Heat Four 3 QU 49.3 49.48

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer Melbourne Athletics Kenya KEN Round One Heat Three 4 3:17.6 3:17.68
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