Prince Mumba

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Prince Mumba
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Personal information
NationalityZambia
Born (1984-09-28) 28 September 1984 (age 34)
Kitwe, Zambia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)800 meters
College teamOral Roberts University
Coached byJoe Douglas
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)400 meters: 47.94[1]
800 meters: 1:46.14[1]
1500 meters: 3:46.44[1]
Mile: 4:08.67[1]
Updated on 29 November 2014.

Prince Moses Mumba is a Zambian former track and field athlete who specialized in the 800 meters. He competed for Zambia at the 2004 and the 2012 Summer Olympics. Mumba participated in three IAAF World Championships in Athletics, in 2005, 2009, and 2011. Additionally, he also represented Zambia in two All Africa Games in 2007 and 2011.[2] He works as track and field coach at the Windward School in Mar Vista, California.[3] Mumba was the flagbearer for Zambia at the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies. He was born in Kitwe, Zambia.

By the age of 18, Mumba had competed in the 2002 Commonwealth Games and in the 2002 World Junior Championships in Athletics. He then was recruited by Oral Roberts University, where he was a track standout. Mumba is a member of the Oral Roberts University Hall of Fame.[4] After college, he took up athletics professionally with Santa Monica Track Club.[2]

In 2016 he was featured in a commercial called "HOPE" for Footlocker's "Real Lives x Real Runners" campaign, and a movie is currently being developed on his life. The feature film will be directed by Ashley Avis, and produced by Cary Granat, Michael Flaherty, and Edward Winters.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Zambia
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 30th (h) 800 m 1:49.49
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 13th (sf) 800 m 1:50.96
Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 13th (sf) 800 m 1:48.51
2003 All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 13th (h) 800 m 1:51.57
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 55th (h) 800 m 1:48.36
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 33rd (h) 800 m 1:49.10
2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 16th (h) 800 m 1:50.37
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 29th (h) 800 m 1:48.13
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 20th (sf) 800 m 1:47.06
All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique 4th 800 m 1:47.04
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 42nd (h) 800 m 1:49.07
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 29th (h) 800 m 1:47.85
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 8th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.43
African Championships Marrakech, Morocco 16th (h) 800 m 1:51.02

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d All-Athletics. "Profile of Prince Mumba".
  2. ^ a b Athletes. "Prince Mumba". Santa Monica Track Club.
  3. ^ "Windward School ~ Prince Mumba's Olympic Journey". Windwardschool.org. 17 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Sports Extra - Blogs - Former ORU runner Prince Mumba featured by Summit League". Tulsa World.

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