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Perennes Paulette Ruddy Zang-Milama (born June 6, 1987 in Port-Gentil) is a track and field sprint athlete who competes internationally for Gabon.

Ruddy Zang Milama
Ruddy Zang Milama 2012 Olympics.jpg
Personal information
Born (1987-06-06) June 6, 1987 (age 29)
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 12 in)
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)
Sport
Country  Gabon
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100 metres

Zang Milama represented Gabon at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed at the 100 metres sprint and placed third in her first round heat after Shelly-Ann Fraser and Vida Anim in a time of 11.62 seconds. She qualified for the second round in which she failed to qualify for the semi finals as her time of 11.59 was the seventh time of her race.[1]

In 2010, she won the bronze medal in Doha at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Later that year she won the 100 m silver and 200 m bronze at the 2010 African Championships in Athletics in Nairobi. In 2012, she ran a Gabonese national record twice, ending with a best of 11.03 seconds over 100 m to take the gold medal at the 2012 African Championships in Athletics. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she qualified for the semifinals in the women's 100 m.[1] In 2013, she ran a national record of 7.12 seconds in the 60 metres in Moscow.

On 21 May 2014 Zang Milama tested positive for a prohibited substance in an in-competition test. She was subsequently handed a seven-month ban from sport.[2]

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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Mélanie Engoang
Flagbearer for   Gabon
London 2012
Succeeded by
Anthony Obame