10 Things You Didn’t Know About Samuel Matete

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  1. Samuel Matete (born 27 July 1968 in Chingola).
  2. Samuel is a retired male track and field athlete from Zambia.
  3. He competed mainly in 400 metres hurdles.
  4. Noted for his exceptionally fast finish, he was one of the world’s leading hurdlers in the early 1990s.
  5. Matete became the first Zambian track and field world champion in 1991.
  6. This was the first time that an African athlete had won that event.
  7. He represented Zambia in the 400 m hurdles on four occasions (1988 to 2000).
  8. Samuel was the silver medallist at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
  9. His personal best of 47.10 seconds, achieved during the Weltklasse Zürich in 1991.
  10. Matete is the current African record and ranks fourth on the all-time list.