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]

Previously he ran for Westbury High School in his hometown of Houston and Baylor University. He was the 1999 and 2001 NCAA Champion in the 400 hurdles. He was also a part of two of Baylor's victorious 4x400 meters relay teams.

He is now the head coach at Long Beach City College. He also has two kids named Bayano Kamani jr and Orca aglia Kamani. Bayano is basketball player and orca is a swimmer.[2]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United States
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 2nd 400 m H 48.74
2001 Universiade Beijing, China 15th (sf) 400 m H 50.64
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


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