|Birth name||Anthony Obame Mylann|
September 10, 1988 |
|Height||190 cm (6 ft 3 in) (6'3")|
|Event(s)||Heavyweight (+87 kg)|
|Coached by||Juan Antonio Ramos|
Obame is currently coached by former two-time world champion Juan Antonio Ramos.
Obame defeated Kaino Thomsen and Bahri Tanrikulu en route to the gold medal match, which he lost to Carlo Molfetta of Italy. Obame led in the match, but lost on a judges' decision after the match ended in a tie. Obame said he was disappointed because of what he called a "youthful error."
Obame was greeted by thousands of supporters upon his return to Libreville. Obame said he felt "immense pride and joy" in having won the nation's first Olympic medal.
Obame represented Gabon at the 2016 Summer Olympics in +80kg division. He was defeated by Mahama Cho of Great Britain in the first round. He was the flag bearer for Gabon in the Parade of Nations.
- NBC Olympics profile
- History-making Obame rues inexperience Archived August 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- JO: le premier médaillé gabonais accueilli en héros à Libreville
- "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-22.
- "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". 2016-08-16. Retrieved 2016-08-22.
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