Full name: Julius Sang
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: June 30, 1946 in Kapsabet, Nandi, Kenya
Died: April 9, 2004 in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu, Kenya
Related Olympians: Husband of Tekla Chemabwai.
Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)
Starting out as a fairly unremarkable sprinter, Julius Sang gradually became a top 400 m runner. He reached the peak of his career at the Munich Olympics. In the individual 400 m event, Sang became the first African to medal in a sprint event, placing third. Because the two Americans in front of him had been barred from further competition due to their antics at the medal ceremony, this left Kenya as he favorite for the relay ([Charles Asati] had been fourth individually). The Kenyans did not disappointed, and Sang anchored his team home with a 43.5 leg to take the gold medal. Sang, who was married to Kenya's first female Olympian, [Tekla Chemabwai], unexpectedly died in 2004 while undergoing treatment for a stomach ailment.
Personal Bests: 100 â 10.3 (1968); 200 â 20.3y (1969); 400 â 44.92 (1972).
|1968 Summer||22||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||Kenya||KEN||6 h2 r1/4|
|1968 Summer||22||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||Men's 200 metres||Kenya||KEN||5 h1 r2/4|
|1972 Summer||26||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||Men's 400 metres||Kenya||KEN||3||Bronze|
|1972 Summer||26||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||Men's 4 Ã 400 metres Relay||Kenya||KEN||1||Gold|
|1968 Summer||22||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||Kenya||Round One||Heat Two||6||10.6||10.64|
|1968 Summer||22||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||Kenya||Quarter-Finals||Heat One||5||21.0||21.04|
|1968 Summer||22||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||Kenya||Round One||Heat Three||2||QU||20.8||20.90|
|1972 Summer||26||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||Kenya||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||1||QU||45.30||1|
|1972 Summer||26||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||Kenya||Quarter-Finals||Heat Four||2||QU||45.92||7|
|1972 Summer||26||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||Kenya||Round One||Heat Seven||1||QU||45.24||5|
|1972 Summer||26||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||Kenya||KEN||Round One||Heat One||2||QU||3:01.27|