Leonce Sekama

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Leonce Sekama (born November 17, 1980) is a Rwandan former swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] Sekama qualified for the men's 50 m freestyle at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by receiving a Universality place from FINA in an entry time of 30.57.[2] He challenged seven other swimmers in heat two, including 15-year-old Malique Williams of Antigua and Barbuda. He overhauled a 30-second barrier and posted a lifetime best of 28.99 to earn a fourth spot by a 2.24-second margin behind winner Anderson Bonabart of Micronesia. Sekama failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed seventy-eighth overall out of 86 swimmers in the preliminaries.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Leonce Sekama". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Swimming – Men's 50m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 2)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Men's 50m Freestyle Heat 2". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Thomas, Stephen (19 August 2004). "Men's 50 Freestyle Prelims Day 6: Hall Splashes a Hot 22.04, Fastest Qualifier; Lezak Makes This One but Popov, Hoogie Bow Out". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013.