James Nyang Chiengjiek

IOC Refugee Olympic Team ROT

Athletics

  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Rio 2016
  • Year of Birth
    1992
Olympic Results

Biography

James Nyang Chiengjiek

James is from Bentiu, South Sudan. His father was a soldier who died in 1999 during the war. When he was a young boy, James took care of cattle. He escaped from South Sudan when the war broke out as he was at risk of being forced to participate in the war by the army. He arrived in Kenya in 2002 and integrated into the Kakuma Refugee camp where he was supported by UNHCR. He went to school and started running there. UNHCR persuaded him to participate in a selection process to join the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation in 2015, and he has been training there ever since.

In addition to taking part in various international athletics competitions, James also competed in the Olympic Games Rio 2016 as part of the Refugee Olympic Team.

Olympic Results

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Rio 2016

#8 h4 r1/3
400 metres
400 metres Athletics