Samson Ngoepe

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Mabu Joseph Samson Ngoepe
Personal information
Nationality South African
Born (1985-01-28) 28 January 1985 (age 32)
Polokwane, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb; 9.4 st)
Sport Running

Samson Ngoepe (born 28 January 1985) is a South African runner who specializes in the 800 metres. He is currently coached by Charl Naude.[1]

He competed in the 800 metres event at the 2008 Olympic Games, disappointingly not reaching the final.[2]

He qualified to run the 800 metres at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics held in Berlin, Germany from 15–23 August 2009 by running a personal best time of 1:45.17 min in Ostrava, Czech Republic on June 17 of 2009. At these championships he reached the semi finals of the competition.

Personal bests[edit]

His personal best time of 1:45.17 minutes, was achieved in June 2009 in Ostrava.[2]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  South Africa
2005 World Youth Championships Marrakech, Morocco 2nd 800 m 1:48.57
2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 12th (sf) 800 m 1:49.80
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 7th 800 m 1:49.22
Olympic Games Beijing, China 28th (h) 800 m 1:47.42
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 18th (sf) 800 m 1:49.03