Amadou Dia Ba

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Amadou Dia Ba
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Senegal
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1988 Seoul 400 m hurdles

El Hadj Amadou Dia Ba (born September 22, 1958) is a retired Senegalese athlete who competed in 400 metres hurdles. He won the 1988 Olympic silver medal in this event with a personal best time of 47.23 seconds, which as of 1 March 2016 is still the fastest non-winning time in history for this event. He competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1984.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Senegal
1978 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 3rd High Jump 2.08
1982 African Championships Cairo, Egypt 1st 400 m 45.80s
1st 400 m hurdles 49.55s
1983 World Student Games Edmonton, Canada 2nd 400 m hurdles
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 400 m hurdles 49.61
1984 African Championships Rabat, Morocco 1st 4X400 m 3.04.80s
1st 400 m hurdles 49.30s
Olympic Games Los Angeles, USA 5th 400 m hurdles 49.28
1985 African Championships Cairo, Egypt 1st 400 m hurdles 48.29 CR
1987 400 m hurdles Roma, Italia 5th 400 m hurdles 48.37
All-Africa Games Nairobi, Kenya 1st 400 m hurdles 48.03 CR
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 2nd 400 m hurdles 47.23 NR
African Championships Annaba, Algeria 1st 400 m hurdles 48.81
1989 Jeux de la Francophonie Casablanca, Morocco 1st 400 m hurdles 49.47 CR

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