Babacar Niang

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For the French basketball player, see Babacar Niang (basketball).

Babacar Niang (born 9 September 1958) is a retired Senegalese-French middle distance runner who specialized in the 800 metres. He remains the national record holder in the 1000 metres dating back to 1983. In 1995, he briefly held the masters M35 world record for 800m, which lasted only a month before his contemporary Johnny Gray demolished the record.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Senegal
1988 African Championships Annaba, Algeria 1st 800 m
1989 African Championships Lagos, Nigeria 3rd 800 m
Jeux de la Francophonie Casablanca, Morocco 3rd 800 m

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