Anthony Obame

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Anthony Obame
Personal information
Birth name Anthony Obame Mylann
Born (1988-09-10) September 10, 1988 (age 28)
Libreville, Gabon
Residence Libreville, Gabon
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) (6'3")
Sport
Country  Gabon
Sport Taekwondo
Event(s) Heavyweight (+87 kg)
Coached by Juan Antonio Ramos

Anthony Obame Mylann (born 10 September 1988 in Libreville, Gabon) is a taekwondo practitioner who represented Gabon at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1]

Obame is currently coached by former two-time world champion Juan Antonio Ramos.

He won the silver medal in the men's 80+ kg category at the 2012 Olympic Games, becoming the first Gabonese athlete to win a medal at the Olympics.

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."[2]

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.[3]

Obame represented Gabon at the 2016 Summer Olympics in +80kg division. He was defeated by Mahama Cho of Great Britain in the first round.[4] He was the flag bearer for Gabon in the Parade of Nations.[5]

References[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Ruddy Zang Milama
Flagbearer for  Gabon
Rio de Janeiro 2016
Succeeded by
Incumbent