Kurt Couto

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Kurt Couto
Personal information
Born (1985-05-14) May 14, 1985 (age 32)
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Sport
Country  Mozambique
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400m Hurdles

Kurt Leonel da Rocha Couto (born May 14, 1985 in Maputo) is an athlete from Mozambique who specializes in 400 metres hurdles.

Life[edit]

At the age of 17, he moved to South Africa to train.[1]

His personal best in the 400 metres is 46.50 (Windhoek, 2007) and 49.02 in the 400 metres hurdles (Prague 2012).

He was flag bearer for his country at the Olympics three times (2004 Summer, 2008 Summer[citation needed] and 2012 Summer). He was also Mozambique's flag-bearer at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.[1] At the 2016 Olympic Games, Couto retired after the first round, with a time of 49.74 seconds.[2]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 30th (h) 400 m hurdles 53.51
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 31st (h) 400 m hurdles 51.18 (NR)
2005 Islamic Solidarity Games Mecca, Saudi Arabia 7th 400 m hurdles 52.73
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 29th (h) 400 m hurdles 52.04
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 15th (sf) 400 m hurdles 52.16
African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 3rd 400 m hurdles 50.72
Lusophony Games Macau 1st 400 m hurdles 50.29 (NR)
2007 Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 2nd 400 m hurdles 49.12
World Championships Osaka, Japan 27th (h) 400 m hurdles 50.06
All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 5th 400 m hurdles 50.19
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 13th (h) 400 m hurdles 53.84
2009 Lusophony Games Lisbon, Portugal 3rd 400 m hurdles 51.10
World Championships Berlin, Germany 400 m hurdles DQ
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 5th 400 m hurdles 51.47
African Championships Nairobi, Kenya 5th 400 m hurdles 49.79
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 14th (h) 400 m hurdles 51.60
2011 Universiade Shenzhen, China 3rd 400 m hurdles 49.61
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 23rd (h) 400 m hurdles 49.86
All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique 2nd 400 m hurdles 51.04
2012 African Championships Porto Novo, Benin 7th 400 m hurdles 69.53
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 22nd (sf) 400 m hurdles 51.55
2014 Lusophony Games Goa, India 1st 400 m hurdles 51.97
Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 400 m hurdles DQ
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 23rd (sf) 400 m hurdles 50.58
African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo 5th 400 m hurdles 49.55
2016 African Championships Durban, South Africa 400 m hurdles DQ
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 28th (h) 400 m hurdles 49.74
2017 Islamic Solidarity Games Baku, Azerbaijan 3rd 400 m hurdles 50.97

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Glasgow 2014 - Kurt Couto Profile". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  2. ^ DGA. "Na sua quarta olimpíada Kurt Couto não passa da primeira eliminatória". Retrieved 2016-09-01. 

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Jorge Duvane
Flagbearer for  Mozambique
Athens 2004
Beijing 2008
London 2012
Succeeded by
Joaquim Lobo