Boniface Mucheru TUMUTI

Boniface Mucheru TUMUTI - Kenya - 5th at World Champs then silver at 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 23 August 2015

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Saturday, 02 May 1992
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Kenya.
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Boniface Mucheru TUMUTI - Kenya - 5th at World Champs then silver at 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Boniface Mucheru Tumuti is pictured at the 2015 World Championship in Beijing

where he finished 5th in the final of the men's 400 metres hurdles.

The winner was fellow countryman Nicolas Bett in a new Kenyan record.


1.
 Nicolas  BETT  KEN  47.79
WL NR
2.
 Denis
 KUDRYAVTSEV  RUS  48.05 NR
3.  Jeffery  GIBSON  BAH  48.17 NR
4.  Kerron  CLEMENT  USA  48.18 SB
5.  Boniface  TUMUTI  KEN  48.33
6.  Yasmani  COPELLO  TUR  48.96
7.  Patriyk  DOBEK  POL  49.14
8.  Michael  TINSLEY  USA  50.02
 

Just a year later at the Rio Games it was Boniface Mucheru Tumuti who was to set

a new Kenyan record for the event when he won the silver medal in the men's 400 metres.


However, he was unable to repeat the gold medal performance and had to settle

for the silver behind Kerron Clement, the 2007 World Champion and now Olympic Champion.

 

2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

Men's 400 metres final.

 

 1.  Kerron Clement  United States  47.73  SB
 2.  Boniface Mucheru Tumuti  Kenya  47.78  NR
 3.  Yasmani Copello  Turkey  47.92  NR
 4.  Thomas Barr  Ireland  47.97  NR
 5.  Annsert Whyte  Jamaica  48.07  PB
 6.  Rasmus Mägi  Estonia  48.40  NR
 7.  Haron Koech  Kenya  49.09  
 8.
 Javier Culson  Puerto Rico    DQ