Lynn Kanuka-Williams

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Lynn Kanuka-Williams
Medal record
Women’s Athletics
Representing  Canada
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Los Angeles 3,000 metres

Lynn Kanuka-Williams (née Kanuka; born July 11, 1960) is a Canadian athlete from Regina, Saskatchewan. She competed in 3000m races, as well as a smaller number of 1500m races.

She competed for Canada at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, U.S. in the 3,000 metres where she won the bronze medal (in the race notable for the incident between Mary Decker and Zola Budd). Four years later in Seoul, South Korea she finished fifth in the 1500 metres.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Canada
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 10th 3000 m 8:50.20
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 3rd 3000 m 8:42.14
1986 Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, United Kingdom 3rd 1500 m 4:12.66
1st 3000 m 8:54.29
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 6th 3000 m 8:50.80
World Championships Rome, Italy 9th 3000 m 8:49.91
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 5th 1500 m 4:00.86
8th 3000 m 8:38.43
1989 World Cross Country Championships Stavanger, Norway 3rd

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