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Biography

ZAKARI Aziz

Nationality Ghana Flag GHA Ghana
Birth Date 02/09/1976
Gender Men
Height (m / in) 1.78/5'10''
Weight (kg / lbs) 76/168
Events Inscribed   Athletics Men's 100m
Member of Ghana Athletics Men's 4x100m Relay

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
19 Mar
10:56
MCG Men's 100m
1st Round- Heat 1
Ghana Flag GHA  - ZAKARI Aziz (1) 10.45 Completed
19 Mar
14:27
MCG Men's 100m
2nd Round- Heat 2
Ghana Flag GHA  - ZAKARI Aziz (1) 10.36 Completed
20 Mar
19:25
MCG Men's 100m
Semifinals- Semifinal 1
Ghana Flag GHA  - ZAKARI Aziz (3) 10.24 Completed
20 Mar
21:30
MCG Men's 100m
Final- Final
Ghana Flag GHA  - ZAKARI Aziz (5) 10.22 Completed

Place Of Birth Accra, Ghana
Residence Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Occupation Professional Athlete
Coach Steve Riddick
Recent Results 2nd in the 100m - 10.01 (IAAF World Athletics Final, Monaco, France, 10-Sep-2005)

8th in the 100m - 10.20 (IAAF World Championships, Helsinki, Finland, 07-Aug-2005)
Commonwealth
Games History
Manchester 2002
5th in the semi final of the 100m (10.17)
5th in the 200m (20.29)

Kuala Lumpur 1998
6th in the semi final of the 100m (10.34)
5th in the semi final of the 200m (20.70)
disqualified in the 4 x 100m relay
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
3rd in the semi final of the 100m (10.11), however a did not finish in the final

6th in Round 1 of the 4 x 100m relay

Sydney 2000
4th in the semi final of the 100m (10.16)
did not finish in Round 1 of the 4 x 100m relay
Other Personal Best:
100m - 9.99 (Athens, Greece, 14-Jun-2005)
200m - 20.23 (Alger, Algeria, 14-Jul-2000)

Season's Best:
100m - 9.99 (Rieti, 18-Aug-2005)

World Ranking:
2nd in the 100m (as at 06-Feb-2006, IAAF)

Aziz failed to finish in the final of the 100m at the Athens 2004 Olympics, renowned as possibly the fastest collective 100m race in history, where six of the seven finishing athletes completed the race in ten seconds or less.

Aziz finally, for the first time, achieved a sub-10 second run on 14-Jun-2005, when he ran in Asafa Powell's world record breaking race in Athens, Greece, recording a personal best himself.

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