As per our current Database, John Akii-Bua has been died on Jun 20, 1997 (age 47).
When John Akii-Bua die, John Akii-Bua was 47 years old.
John Akii-Bua’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.
John Akii-Bua was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.
Ugandan Hurdler remembered for being the first athlete of any kind to win an Olympic gold medal for Uganda. He won the 400-meter hurdles at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, where he set a world record with a time of 47.82 seconds.
He was coached in hurdling by renowned U.K. athletics coach Malcolm Arnold.
He was a police officer in his home country and received a promotion from dictator Idi Amin following his Olympic victory.
He grew up in a huge family consisting of 43 children. He had 11 children of his own.
He was succeeded as the Olympic 400-meters hurdling champion by American Edwin Moses in 1976.