Our Champion for Peace

Daba Modibo Keita

As an athlete internationaly renown, have a responsibility towards Malian and African youth. I have to act and do everything I can to have a positive impact.


22/05/2007: During the Taekwondo World Championship, Daba Modibo Keita became the first Sub-Saharan African to win a World Championship.
Born in Abidjan to Malian parents, Daba had to escape from the Ivory Coast at the beginning of the civil war. Following his sporting achievements, he became a national hero and was highly involved in the development of Taekwondo in Mali (15,000 members). Flag-bearer of the Malian delegation during the 2008 Olympics, he became ambassador for Sport and HIV Prevention in Mali.

age

37

pays

Mali

sport

Taekwondo

palmares

Olympian
2x World Champion

April 6th 2017

Bamako, Mali

APRIL6 EVENT – OLYMPIADES @ BAMAKO

Champions for Peace, Marlène Harnois and Daba Modibo Keita, organized an event in Bamako to promote the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.