KAMBUNDJI Mujinga

17 Jun 1992
29
Female
BERN
 
Switzerland
KONIZ
 
Switzerland

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Women's 100m 6
Women's 200m 7
Women's 4 x 100m Relay 4

Schedule

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Olympic Stadium - Track
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Biographical Information

Highlights

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Olympic Games
YearLocation100m200m4 x 100m
2016Rio de Janeiro, BRASF (11.16)SF (22.83)-
2012London, GBR--1R (43.54)

World Athletics Championships
YearLocation100m200m4 x 100m
2019Doha, QATSF (11.10)3rd (22.51)4th (42.18)
2017London, GBRSF (11.11)SF (23.00)5th (42.51)
2015Beijing, CHNSF (11.07)SF (22.64)Heats (43.38)
2013Moscow, RUS-Heats (23.24)Heats (43.21)

European Championships
YearLocation100m200m
2018Berlin, GER4th (11.05)4th (22.45)

Diamond League overview - Three best ranks per season and event since 2017
Year100m200m
2021-1 x 3rd, 1 x 4th
20191 x 7th1 x 5th
20181 x 4th, 1 x 5th, 1 x 6th1 x 3rd, 1 x 5th
20171 x 8th2 x 6th

Diamond League - Ten best performances since 2020
RankYearEventLocationResult
32021200mFlorence, ITA22.60
32018200mRome, ITA22.76
42021200mMonaco, MON22.75
42018100mZurich, SUI11.14
52019200mZurich, SUI22.58
52018100mLausanne, SUI11.03
52018200mShanghai, CHN22.72
62018100mMonaco, MON11.15
62017200mZurich, SUI22.71
62017200mLausanne, SUI22.82

World Athletics Continental Tour - Ten best performances since 2020
RankYearEventCompetitionLocationResult
32021200mWorld Athletics Continental TourOstrava, CZE22.85
32020200mWorld Athletics Continental TourSzekesfehervar, HUN23.25
42021200mWorld Athletics Continental TourSzekesfehervar, HUN22.74

World Challenge - Ten best performances since 2020
RankYearEventCompetitionLocationResult
32018200mWorld ChallengeOstrava, CZE22.78
320174 x 100m RelayWorld ChallengeBerlin, GER43.37
52017100mWorld ChallengeBerlin, GER11.29

World Indoor Championships
YearLocation60m
2018Birmingham, GBR3rd (7.05)


Legend
SF - Semifinal, QF - Quarterfinal, 1R - 1st Round, Qual. - Qualification, QR - Qualification Round, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DQ - Disqualified, NM - No Mark, [Relay athlete without time] - Did not run in final
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Athlete
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Business Administration - PHW Business School, Bern, SUI
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English, German
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ST Bern [Switzerland]
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Steve Fudge [personal], GBR; Adrian Rothenbuhler [personal], SUI
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Her younger sister Muswama Kambundji has competed in athletics internationally representing Switzerland, including in the women's 4x100m relay at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (SportsDeskOnline, 26 Apr 2020)
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She missed the 2015 European Team Championships [first league] in Heraklion, Greece, because of injuries to her lower back and the left side of her hip. (nzz.ch, 18 Jun 2015)

She missed the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, People's Republic of China, and the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, Republic of Korea, after suffering an injury to her left thigh during the 200m final of the 2011 Swiss Championships in Basel, Switzerland. (swiss-athletics.ch, 21 Aug 2011; swiss-athletics.ch, 10 Aug 2011)
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She took up athletics at primary school in Switzerland. (campus.nzz.ch, 02 Jul 2014)
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After winning athletics competitions at primary school she became interested in the sport. Her older sister Kaluanda was already training at an athletics club so she joined as well. (campus.nzz.ch, 02 Jul 2014)
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To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (nau.ch, 18 Dec 2019)
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Swiss sprinter Mireille Gigandet-Donders, US sprinters Allyson Felix and Sanya Richards-Ross. (tagesanzeiger.ch, 15 Sep 2014)
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"Every time I reach something unexpected, I quickly wonder what my next goal should be. So far I've always managed to improve, to get better, and I think I can do something bigger. I have not yet reached my full potential." (nau.ch, 18 Dec 2019)
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In 2019 and 2014 she was named Female Athlete of the Year at the Swiss Sports Awards. (carl-f-bucherer.com, 18 Dec 2019; swiss-athletics.ch, 22 Dec 2014)

In 2019 she was part of the women's 4x100m relay team that won Team of the Year at the Swiss Sports Awards. (carl-f-bucherer.com, 18 Dec 2019)

In 2009 she was named Young Athlete of the Year by the Swiss Athletics Federation. (swissathletics.ch, 11 Feb 2010)

General Interest

General
COACH CHANGES
She says changing coaches frequently has benefited her because she has learned different things from each coach. "It [has] helped me a lot. Sure, it was stressful not knowing whether it would work to switch coaches again after two or three months and to explain myself to the media. But on the other hand, I learned a lot with every trainer, be it Valerij Bauer, Henk Kraaijenhof, Rana Reider or Steve Fudge. I kept the best of every method. The many changes have also taught me to trust myself more. It made me mature. Today I understand much better why something works or doesn't work." (nau.ch, 18 Dec 2019)

HERITAGE
She was born in Switzerland to a Congolese father and a Swiss mother. She says that the more she travels for competitions, the more she wants to continue to live in Switzerland. "I love to travel, and everyone knows that I have a different background, from my name and appearance. But I'm still very deeply rooted in Switzerland, especially because of the many trips. When I was younger I wanted to live somewhere else, but the more I travel and see, the more I want to come back to Switzerland. Right now I can't even imagine leaving the Bern area at some point." (blick.ch, 13 Aug 2014; campus.nzz.ch, 02 Jul 2014; schweizer-illustrierte.ch, 21 Dec 2019)

Legend
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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