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The John Akii Bua Story: An African Tragedy

Directed by Daniel Gordon
United Kingdom, 2008
Documentary

Synopsis

At the Munich Olympics of 1972, John Akii Bua, from the impoverished African country of Uganda, powered round the inside lane in the 400m hurdles, past the English favourite, and reigning Olympic Champion David Hemery, to win the gold medal, 10m clear of the field.

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The John Akii Bua Story: An African Tragedy Directed by Daniel Gordon