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tanzania

tanzania
Capital
Dar es Salaam

Population
31,963,000

Independence
1964
National sports hero
Restituta Joseph Kemi (10,000m)

Watch out for
John Yuda (10,000m)

Tanzania have a fine tradition in boxing and marathon running.

Since their first Games in 1966, 11 out of a total of 17 medals have come in those events.

That record was continued in 1998 when a team of 21 won one medal of each colour - gold in boxing and silver and bronze for the marathon.

Did you know?
Tanzanian athlete John Stephen Akhwari injured his knee during the marathon at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and finished a distant last.

When asked why he did not quit to spare himself further pain, he replied: "My country did not send me 7,000 miles to start the race. They sent me 7,000 miles to finish it."

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