Robert Ouko (athlete)

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Olympic medal record
Men's Athletics
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich 4x400m relay

Robert Ouko (24 October 1948 – 18 August 2019) was a Kenyan athlete, winner of gold medal in 4 × 400 m relay at the 1972 Summer Olympics.[1]

Career[edit]

Ouko won two golds at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games, first in 800 m and then as a member of the Kenyan 4 × 400 m relay team. At the same year he was also a member of a Kenyan 4x880 yd relay team, which set the new world record of 7:11.6.

At the Munich Olympics, Ouko was fifth in 800 m and ran the third leg in the gold medal winning Kenyan 4 × 400 m relay team.

After his athletics career, Ouko worked as the secretary general in the Kenyan Amateur Athletic Association.

Ouko died 18 August 2019.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Angwenyi, Gichana (19 August 2019). "Olympic relay champion Robert Ouko dies". www.the-star.co.ke. Nairobi, Kenya: The Star. Retrieved 19 August 2019.

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