Abdoulaye Seye
Abdoulaye Seye
Lester Carney, Livio Berruti, Abdoulaye Seye 1960.jpg
Abdoulaye Seye (right) at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born 30 July 1934
Saint-Louis, Senegal
Died 13 October 2011 (aged 77)
Thiès, Senegal
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Sprint
Club CASG Paris
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m - 10.32 (10.2) (1960)
200 m - 20.82 (20.7) (1960)
400 - 45.88 (1960)

Abdoulaye Seye (30 July 1934 - 13 October 2011)[1] was a Senegalese sprinter. He competed for France at the 1960 Olympics in the 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 m relay events and won a bronze medal in the 200 m. Although Senegal had received its independence from France two months ahead of the Olympics as part of the short-lived Mali Federation, in 1960 it still competed as part of France. Seye also won the 100 m gold medal at the 1959 Mediterranean Games.

As a teenager Seye played football for the club Foyer France Senegal, and focused on sprint running only in 1954, during his national service in Toulon. He later won French national titles in the 100 m (1959) and 200 m (1956, 1959) and set national records in the 100 m (1959), 200 m (1959, 1960) and 400 m (1959, 1960).[2]

In 1961, Seye founded the Olympic Committee of Senegal. Between 1961 and 1965 he was the head coach of the national athletics team and later served as adviser to the Senegalese Ministry of Sports.[2]

References

  1. ^ Décès d'Abdou Sèye, premier athlète africain médaillé aux JO. souslemanguier.com. 14 October 2011
  2. ^ a b Abdou Sèye. sports-reference.com



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