Dickson Wamwiri

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Dickson Wamwiri Wanjiku (December 24, 1984 – September 6, 2020) was a Kenyan taekwondo practitioner.[1] Wamwiri qualified for the men's 58 kg class at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, after winning the championship title from the African Qualification Tournament in Tripoli, Libya.[2]

Wamwiri died on September 6, 2020 from cardiac arrest in Nairobi at the age of 35.[3]

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  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Dickson Wamwiri". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  2. "WTF African Taekwondo Qualification Tournament Wraps Up in Resounding Success in Tripoli, Libya". World Taekwondo Federation. 3 November 2007. Archived from the original on 7 March 2020. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  3. Decorated Kenyan taekwondo star collapses and dies in Nairobi