Lawrence Ogwang

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Lawrence Ogwang
Personal information
Full name Lawrence Ogwang
Nationality Ugandan
Born (1932-12-17)17 December 1932
Died 1970s
Country Uganda
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long and Triple Jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 7.36 m (24 ft 2 in) - Long Jump
15.64 m (51 ft 4 in) - Triple Jump[1]

Lawrence Ogwang (17 December 1932 – 1970s) was a Ugandan long and triple jumper. He was the brother of the Olympic athlete John Akii-Bua and was murdered during the reign of Idi Amin.[2]


Ogwang first competed internationally at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where he finished in sixth place in the triple jump with a jump of 14.13 m (46 ft 4 12 in)[3] and was eliminated in the heats of 4×110 yards relay[4] (with Ben Nduga, John Agoro and Yekoyasi Kasango).[1]