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Emmanuel Matadi born 15 April 1991 in Monrovia, Liberia . Liberian athlete competing in sprinting events.[2] Attended University Of Louisville before transfering to Minnesota State University, Mankato. At MSU Matadi won the national titles in the 100m and 200m, also holds national records in the 60m, 100m and 200 metres.

Emmanuel Matadi
Emmanuel Matadi Rio 100m cr.jpg
Matadi at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1991-04-15) 15 April 1991 (age 27)
Monrovia, Liberia
Education Minnesota State University Mankato
Height 6'1
Weight 210
Country  Liberia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100 m, 200 m
College team Mankato Mavericks[1]

Internationally; Matadi won bronze in the 200 metres at the 2016 African Championships and made his Olympic debut while competing for Liberia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 100m and 200m. He was the flag bearer for Liberia in the Parade of Nations.[3]

2017 world championships Matadi was one of three Africans to advance to the semifinals of the 100m in London.


Personal bestsEdit


NR Indoor

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Liberia
2016 African Championships Durban, South Africa 5th 100 m 10.24 (w)
3rd 200 m 20.55
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 43rd (h) 100 m 10.31
30th (h) 200 m 20.49
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 14th (sf) 100 m 10.20


  1. ^ Emmanuel Matadi.
  2. ^ Emmanuel Matadi at IAAF
  3. ^ "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". 2016-08-16. Retrieved 2016-08-23.

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