The First African To Win A Medal In Events Under 800M In Competitions

The First African To Win A Medal In Events Under 800M In Competitions

John Akii-Bua was a Ugandan hudler and first Olympic champion from Uganda. A dedicated Police officer, he won a gold medal in the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Steven Kiprotich follows the same footsteps, prison warden, also a winner at the recent 2012 Olympics, where he won.This is a film about the pinnacle of athletic achievement – and the search to discover what followed. ‘The John Akii Bua story: An African Tragedy’ is the story of one man, and of Africa itself; its glory, potential – and tragedy.