Théophile Nkounkou

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Théophile Nkounkou
Personal information
NationalityCongolese
Born (1952-01-07) 7 January 1952 (age 68)
Brazzaville, French Equatorial Africa (present-day Republic of the Congo)
Height176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Sport
SportSprinting
Event(s)100 metres

Théophile Nkounkou (born 7 January 1952) is a Congolese sprinter. He competed in the men's 100 metres at the 1980 Summer Olympics. [1] Nkounkou ran in heat 8 coming 3rd out of 7 runners with a time of 10.53 seconds, advancing to the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals he was placed race 3 a came 6th out of 8 runners with a time of 10.59 seconds, he didn't advance to the semi-finals. Nkounkou also competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany in the men's 4x100m relay. He raced along with Antoine Nkounkou, Louis Knanza and Jean-Pierre Bassegela. They raced in heat 4 and came 4th out of 8 teams with a time of 39.86 seconds. They advanced to the semi-finals and came 8th out of 8 runners in their race with a time of 39.97 seconds. They did not advance to the finals.

Nkounkou's personal best in the 100m is 10.28 seconds set on 8 September 1979 in Mexico City. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Théophile Nkounkou Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 4 July 2017.