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Amadou Dia Ba
Athletics competitor

Amadou Dia Ba

Amadou Dia Ba
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Intro Athletics competitor
Is Athlete
From Senegal
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 22 September 1958, Dakar
Age 63 years
Star sign Virgo
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El Hadj Amadou Dia Ba (born September 22, 1958) is a retired Senegalese athlete who competed in 400 metres hurdles. He won the 1988 Olympic silver medal in this event with a personal best time of 47.23 seconds, which as of 1 March 2016 is still the fastest non-winning time in history for this event. He competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1984.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Senegal
1978 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 3rd High Jump 2.08
1982 African Championships Cairo, Egypt 1st 400 m 45.80s
1st 400 m hurdles 49.55s
1983 World Student Games Edmonton, Canada 2nd 400 m hurdles
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 400 m hurdles 49.61
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 2nd 400 m hurdles 47.23 NR
1984 African Championships Rabat, Maroc 1st 4X400 m 3.04.80s
1st 400 m hurdles 49.30s
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, USA 5th 400 m hurdles 49.28
1985 African Championships Cairo, EGYPT 1st 400 m hurdles 48.29 CR
1987 400 m hurdles Roma, Italia 5th 400 m hurdles 48.37
1987 All-Africa Games Nairobi, Kenya 1st 400 m hurdles 48.03 CR
1988 African Championships Annanbé, Algeria 1st 400 m hurdles 48.81
1989 Jeux de la Francophonie Casablanca, Morocco 1st 400 m hurdles 49.47 CR

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