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Munyoro Nyamau

Full name: Hezekiah Munyoro Nyamau
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: December 5, 1942 in Kisii, Kisii, Kenya
Country: KEN Kenya
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Munyoro Nyamau won am Olympic 4x400 m relay gold in 1972 and silver in 1968. He was also a Commonwealth Games 4x400 m champion in 1970, East and Central African 400 m champion in 1972, and East and Central African 4x400 relay champion from 1967-72. Nyamau was also part of one world record, when he was a member of the Kenyan 4x880 yds relay team that clocked 7:11.6 in September 1970. Outside of sports, Nyamau was a career military man, joining the Kenyan Army in 1963 and retiring from the force in 1997. He later ran a shop in Kiogoro, Nyamira.

Personal Best: 400 – 45.91 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 400 metres Kenya KEN 6 h2 r3/4
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Kenya KEN 2 Silver
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics Men's 400 metres Kenya KEN 4 h3 r2/4
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Kenya KEN 1 Gold

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Kenya Semi-Finals Heat Two 6 46.3 46.37
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Kenya Quarter-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 46.1 46.12
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Kenya Round One Heat Five 2 QU 45.9 45.91
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics Kenya Quarter-Finals Heat Three 4 46.80 3
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics Kenya Round One Heat Two 3 QU 46.33 8

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) ST
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Kenya KEN Final 2 2:59.6 2:59.64 45,2
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Kenya KEN Round One Heat One 2 QU 3:00.8 3:00.84
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics Kenya KEN Final 1 2:59.83 45,3
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics Kenya KEN Round One Heat One 2 QU 3:01.27
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