Erasmus Samuel A.O. Amukun was born on November 27th 1940 in Ngora in Kumi in Japanese Uganda. He is biggest recognized for his exploits as a collegiate and worldwide sprinter and as educated geologist. He represented Uganda on the British Empire Commonwealth Video video games, on the Olympic Video video games, and on the East and Central African Video video games. Amukun will be credited for having overwhelmed Kenyan sprint legend and future Commonwealth Video video games (1962, Perth) double-sprint gold-medallist Seraphino Antao in a race.

In 1958, on the Commonwealth Video video games in Cardiff in Wales (July 17-26, 1958), teenager Amukun did not advance previous the fifth of twelve preliminary heats inside the 100 yards sprint. Inside the heat 5 he accomplished in 9.9 seconds, in fourth place. Nonetheless his team-mate Benjamin Kiyini Nduga, who had accomplished ahead of Antao, licensed for and moved on to the semi-finals by way of which he might be eradicated. Inside the 220 yards, Amukun was second inside the eighth (22.14) of 9 heats of the preliminary spherical. Later, inside the fourth of six heats of the quarter-final spherical for which he had licensed, he was eradicated after ending third in 22.1. Nonetheless inside the 4×100 yards, the Uganda relay group which Amukun was part of, accomplished sixth inside the finals (42.1). Moreover on the Uganda relay group have been Ben Nduga, Ignatius Okello, and S. Bwowe. That they’d moved on to the finals after ending in third place (42,47) inside the first spherical which was a semi-final.

Amukun, aged 19, was the captain of the Uganda group on the 1960 Olympics in Rome. Inside the youthful Uganda group, Amukun was the youngest, and 21 year-old Aggrey Awori was the oldest.

On August 31st 1960, Erasmus Amukun competed inside the fourth of 9 heats inside the first spherical assortment of the 100m by way of which the quickest three in each heat would switch on to the next round–the quarter-finals. He accomplished third in 10.80, qualifying for the next spherical. Notably, on this primary spherical, fellow Ugandan 21 year-old Aggrey Awori (Awoori) who competed inside the third heat was eradicated after ending fifth (11.09). Kenyan Seraphino Antao (10.64) comfortably accomplished first inside the first heat of this preliminary spherical and thus moved on to the quarter-finals.

Inside the quarter-finals held later inside the day, Amukun was positioned to run inside the third of the four heats. He would finish fourth (10.75), and turn into eradicated since he was not among the many many prime three finishers inside the heat. Nonetheless this might be the quickest he would ever formally run inside the 100m. Antao accomplished third inside the fourth heat (10.61) and moved on to the semi-finals. On September 1st Antao accomplished sixth (10.72) inside the second of two semi-final heats, and turn into ineligible for the finals.

The 200m rivals was started on September 2nd, and Amukun was positioned inside the fifth heat of the dozen heats of the first spherical by way of which the very best two finishers of each heat would switch on to the quarter-final spherical. Amukun accomplished second (21.38) and moved on to the quarter-finals. This might formally be his life-time biggest inside the 200m. Within the meantime, Antao gained inside the eleventh heat (21.44), merely making it to the next spherical.

Inside the 200m quarter-finals held later that day, Amukun was positioned inside the first of four heats. He accomplished fourth (21.47) and was eradicated from advancing to the semi-finals since he was not among the many many prime three finishers inside the heat. Moreover coming in fourth, nevertheless inside the second heat of the quarter finals was Seraphino Antao (21.43) who was moreover eradicated.

Uganda moreover competed inside the 4x100m relay scheduled for September seventh 1960. There have been four heats inside the first spherical, and Uganda accomplished in fifth in 41.90, nevertheless had already been disqualified. In among the many totally different heats, Poland and France have been moreover disqualified. The Uganda relay group had moreover included Aggrey Awori, Jean Baptiste Okello, and Gadi Ado.

In 1961 on the East and Central African Championships on the venue Nakuru in Kenya, Erasmus Amukun had gained inside the 440 yards in 48.zero seconds. Samuel Amukun was moreover part of the Uganda 4×100 yards relay group that gained in 43.1 in Nakuru.

Near the tip of 1961, Amukun effectively completed the 2-year Cambridge Superior Secondary College Certificates, majoring inside the sciences, at King’s Faculty Budo (Buddo) near Kampala the place he resided in Mutesa House.

Sam Amukun competed inside the annual IC4A (or ICAAAA, (Intercollegiate Affiliation of Novice Athletes of America) which is a males’s rivals held at completely totally different colleges yearly. Amukun was then an undergraduate pupil at Colgate Faculty in Hamilton in New York. On the IC4A in Villanova in Pennsylvania in 1964 on the end of May, Amukun gained inside the 100 yards in 9.7. It was a photo-finish with Villanova Faculty’s Earl Horner, and it was decided that Amukun alongside together with his chest forward on the tape had gained (Inexperienced 1964: 5).

On the summer season Olympics held in Tokyo in 1964, 23 year-old Amukun would characterize Uganda inside the 200m, and inside the 4x100m relay. Positioned inside the second heat of eight heats of the preliminary rounds, Amukun accomplished fifth (21.55) on October 16th and was eradicated since he was not among the many many prime four finishers inside the heat. Kenyan Antao superior to the quarter-final heats after ending second inside the third heat (21.52). Antao would, inside the quarter-finals, later be eradicated.

On October 20th, the 4x100m Uganda relay group consisting of Awori, Amukun, James Odongo, and Amos Omolo accomplished sixth (41.4) inside the third of the three first-round heats; so the group did not advance to the semi-finals.

Revenge was sweet on the annual IC4A championships held in 1965 in Brunswick, New Jersey on the end of May. Proper right here Horner of Villanova who had misplaced to Amukun of Colgate inside the 100m in 1964, gained in every transient sprints, with Amukun ending third inside the 100 yards sprint. Nonetheless earlier within the an identical 12 months, at first of May, the Ugandan Olympian had triumphed in every transient sprints on the observe meet whereby the Raiders of Colgate have been pitted in the direction of Syracuse Faculty (Orange) on the Archbold Stadium in Syracuse. Moreover, in mid-April on the Cornel Faculty vs. Colgate meet, Amukun the meet record-holder was overwhelmed into second place in every transient sprints by Cornel’s Charles Blaugrund (9.9 inside the 100 yards) second effort inside the 100-yd. dash was enough to beat Colgate’s Sam Amukun, the meet file holder a favorite inside the event. Amukun had coated the area in 9.6 seconds the week sooner than. Inside the 220 yard sprint, as soon as extra Blaugrund (22.5) was adopted by the Ugandan on the ending line.

Merely sooner than Amukun died in 1998, aged 57, he was the exploration supervisor for Northwest Explorations, in Canada. Amukum obtained the bachelor of science diploma in chemistry at Colgate in 1966 whereas on track-and-field scholarship. He would buy the grasp’s diploma in geology on the Faculty of Manitoba in 1969. The title of his grasp’s thesis is: “Petrography of the Gold-Bearing Vein Rocks from Bissett House, Southeastern Manitoba.”

Amukun returned to Uganda to work on the Kilembe mine of Falconbridge nevertheless fled to Canada alongside together with his partner in 1972 given the insecurity and unease in regards to the dictatorial navy regime of Idi Amin.

After his dying it was chronicled that after leaving Uganda, for 25 years, Amukun labored as a topic geologist for the Ontario Geological Survey, Noranda and Urangesellschaft, and later started his consulting enterprise. In 1996, he joined Northwest Explorations and have turn out to be exploration supervisor for the company’s Guyanese initiatives. He was a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, the Prospectors and Builders Affiliation of Canada, and the Geological Affiliation of Canada.

Samuel Erasmus Amukun compiled and authored extensively and his books embrace: “Precambrian Geology, Little Marshall Lake House” (1989), “Geology of the Klob Lake House, District of Thunder Bay” (1984), “Geology of the Willet Lake House, District of Thunder Bay” (1979), “Geology of the Tashota House, District of Thunder Bay” (1977), “Geology of the Gledhill Lake House, District of Thunder Bay” (1980), “Geology of the Conglomerate Lake House, District of Thunder Bay” (1980), and “Willet Lake, Thunder Bay District” (1979).

Amukun had been married to Daphne for 29 years, and he was moreover survived by daughter Nasheba and sons Settu and Mwenu.

Works Cited

Inexperienced, Bob (AP). “Villanova is IC4A Titlist As soon as extra; G-Burg Entry Fourth.” Gettysburg Cases, 1 June 1964: 5.

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