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John Daukom

Full name: John Daukom Polos
Gender: Male
Born: 1937
Died: September 28, 2010 in Kg Binaong, Keningau, Sabah, Malaysia
Title: Datuk
Affiliations: ?, Sandakan, Sandakan (MAS)
Country: MAS Malaysia
Sport: Athletics


John Daukom Polos was a native Murut, a native indigenous group on North Borneo, and was from the Malaysian member state of Sabah. He was the first Murut athlete to compete at the Olympic Games. He learned to run as a child when he had to walk and run the eight km to and from school each day. He had no running shoes at the start until he was sponsored by OKK Haji Hanafiah Toyong. Daukom joined the Malaysian Police Force in September 1957, retiring in 1993 as a sub-inspector. For his service to the nation he was named a Datuk by the Malaysian Head of State Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Ahmadshah bin Abdullah.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.8 (1964).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer Tokyo Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Malaysia MAS 6 h1 r1/3

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1964 Summer Tokyo Athletics Malaysia MAS Round One Heat One 6 41.4
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