Bayano Kamani

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Bayano Kamani (born 17 April 1980 in Houston, Texas) is a Panamanian hurdler who specialises in the 400 metres hurdles. He is the South American record holder in that event. He competed in the 2004 Olympic Games placing 5th in the finals. In 2005 he ran the 2nd fastest time in the world of 47.84. He competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, reaching the semi-finals.[1]

He is married to Lache Kamani, formerly Lache Bailey.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United States
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 2nd 400 m H 48.74
Representing  Panama
2003 South American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st 400 m H 50.10
World Championships Paris, France 32nd (h) 400 m H 51.18
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 5th 400 m H 48.74
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 5th 400 m H 48.24
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 400 m H 50.18
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 6th 400 m H 49.30
2006 Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 1st 400 m H 49.44
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2nd 400 m H 48.70
World Championships Osaka, Japan 12th (sf) 400 m H 49.13
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 11th (h) 400 m H 56.45
Olympic Games Beijing, China 16th (sf) 400 m H 50.48


  1. ^ "Fencing athlete Jimenez earns Panama's 3rd Beijing-2008 pass" Archived August 16, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., official website of the Beijing Olympics, April 29, 2008

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