Ibou Faye

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Ibou Faye (born December 13, 1969 ) is a former Senegalese track and field athlete who became an Olympic champion in the 4 x 400 meter relay in 1996 .

Ibou Faye celebrated his first major success in 1995 when he won the 400-meter hurdles at the Africa Games in 49.12 seconds. The following year he won the African Championship in 49.60 seconds. At the Olympic Games in Atlanta he improved his personal best to 48.54 seconds, but was eliminated in the semifinals. With the Senegalese relay team consisting of Moustapha Diarra , Aboubakry Dia , Hachim Ndiaye and Ibou Faye as the final runner, he finished fourth in 3: 00.64 minutes.

At the African Cup of Nations 1998 Ibou Faye won the bronze medal in 49.59 seconds behind the Zambian Samuel Matete and Ken Harnden from Zimbabwe. In 1999 Faye retired from the World Championships in Seville in the preliminary stages. With the relay, he reached the finals and finished eighth. A month later he won the 400-meter hurdles at the Africa Games in Johannesburg in a personal best of 48.30 seconds. After he was eliminated at the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000 , Faye won another bronze medal in the 2003 African Games in 50.89 seconds.

With a height of 1.82 Fayes competition weight was 72 kg.


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