Charles ASATI

Kenya KEN

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 S
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Mexico City 1968
  • Year of Birth
    1946
Olympic Results

Biography

Charles ASATI

Charles Asati is considered as the most accomplished Kenyan long sprinter of the 20th century. Asati won a 4x400 m relay gold at the 1972 Olympics and silver in 1968. He also finished fourth in the 400 metres at the 1972 München Olympics. At the Commonwealth Games, Asati won 400 m and 4x400 m relay golds in 1970 and 1974 and also won a 200 m bronze at the 1970 Commonwealth Games. Asati won both 400 and 4x400 relay golds at the 1973 All-African Games. He was also the East and Central African champion at 200 metres in 1968-69 and 1976; at 400 metres in 1969 and 1975; and in the 4x400 m relay in 1967-72 and 1976.

Asati retired from sports in 1978 and later farmed in Iringa village, Manga district of Nyamira county. He remained active in athletics circles by serving as vice-chairman of Athletics Kenya Nyanza South division.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.2 (1969); 200 – 20.66 (1968); 400 – 45.01 (1970).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Munich 1972

#4
400 metres
400 metres Athletics
G
4 x 400 metres Relay
4 x 400 metres Relay Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Mexico City 1968

#6 h3 r1/4
100 metres
100 metres Athletics
#5 h2 r2/4
200 metres
200 metres Athletics
S
4 x 400 metres Relay
4 x 400 metres Relay Athletics