Claver Kamanya
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Claver Kamanya
Claver Kamanya
Personal information
Birth name Claver Kamanya
Born (1947-03-25) 25 March 1947 (age 71)
Bukoba, Kagera, Tanganyika
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
Country  Tanzania
Sport Athletics

Claver Kamanya (born 25 March 1947) is a Tanzanian former athlete who specialised in sprinting events. Born in Bukoba, he represented Tanzania at two Olympic Games and won a bronze medal in the 400 metres at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games.[1]

At the 1968 Summer Olympics he competed in the 400 metres and set his personal best time, 45.74, in the opening heats of the competition, which remains a national record. He was eliminated in the semi-finals stage after placing seventh.[2]

Kamanya was Tanzania's flag bearer at the 1972 Summer Olympics where in addition to the 400 metres he competed in relays events. A quarter-finalist in the individual 400 metres, he raced in the heats for Tanzania in the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relays.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Games detail". The Canberra Times. 28 January 1974. p. 8. Retrieved 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "Athletics at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games: Men's 400 metres". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Tanzania at the 1972 München Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016.

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