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Samuel Matete

Samuel Matete
Medal record
Men's athletics
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta 400 m hurdles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Tokyo 400 m hurdles
Silver medal – second place 1993 Stuttgart 400 m hurdles
Silver medal – second place 1995 Gothenburg 400 m hurdles

Samuel Matete (born 27 July 1968 in Chingola) is a retired male track and field athlete from Zambia, who competed mainly in 400 metres hurdles. Noted for his exceptionally fast finish, he was one of the world's leading hurdlers in the early 1990s, and became the first Zambian track and field world champion in 1991. This was the first time that an African athlete had won that event.[1] He represented Zambia in the 400 m hurdles on four occasions (1988 to 2000) and was the silver medallist at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.[2]

His personal best of 47.10 seconds, achieved during the Weltklasse Zürich in 1991, is the current African record and ranks fourth on the all-time list.[3]


  • Achievements 1
    • Personal bests 1.1
  • References 2
  • External links 3


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Zambia
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 5th
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 1st
1992 World Cup Havana, Cuba 1st
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 2nd
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 1st
Goodwill Games St. Petersburg, Russia 2nd
World Cup London, United Kingdom 1st
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd
1996 Summer Olympics Atlanta, United States 2nd
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 5th
IAAF Grand Prix Final Fukuoka, Japan 1st
1998 African Championships Dakar, Senegal 1st
World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 1st

Personal bests


  1. ^ Matete to train athletes. Lusaka Times. Retrieved on 2012-04-25.
  2. ^ Samuel Matete. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2012-04-25.
  3. ^ 400 Metres Hurdles All Time. IAAF (2011-09-09). Retrieved on 2012-04-25.

External links

  • Samuel Matete profile at IAAF
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Danny Harris
Men's 400m Hurdles Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Kevin Young
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Davis Mwale
Flagbearer for  Zambia
Sydney 2000
Succeeded by
Davis Mwale

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