Tommy Asinga

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Tommy Asinga

Tommy Asinga (born 20 November 1968 in Moengo) is a track star from Suriname.

Asinga trained in the United States, attending Eastern Michigan University from 1991–1994, where he won All-American honors five times.

Asinga competed at three Olympic Games, representing Suriname: in 1988 at Seoul, in 1992 at Barcelona (where he was Suriname's flag bearer in the opening ceremonies) and in 1996 in Atlanta.

Asinga won the bronze medal in the 800 metres at the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba. That same year, he also took the silver medal 800 metres run at the 1991 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Asinga placed sixth in the 1992 NCAA Indoor Championships. In 1993, Asinga was the anchor leg on the winning 3,200-meter Eastern Michigan University relay team at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Asinga also won the silver medal in the Mid-American Conference outdoor 400 metres in three consecutive years in 1992, 1993 and 1994.

After graduating from Eastern Michigan University, Asinga went to Tuskegee University's School of Veterinary Medicine, and is now a practicing veterinarian.

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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Anthony Nesty
Flagbearer for  Suriname
Barcelona 1992
Succeeded by
Enrico Linscheer