Born in Khartoum on February 22, 1986, Abubakr lives in Nyala, southern Darfur, and is a sergeant in the Sudanese army. His family is of the Zaghawa (Beri) ethnic group. Abubaker is a Sudanese athlete who mainly competes in the 400 meters. In April 2005 in Mecca, he achieved his best time in 44.93 seconds. Described as one of Sudan’s main medal hopes at the Games, Abubaker competed in the 400 meters event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Originally posted by the amazing Ola Dia, creator of Twitter page: @Sudan_Voices, posted on her blog (http://oladiab.com/2011/05/28/sudanese-who-made-it-big/) who has given me so much hope, inspiration, and makes me proud to be able to call myself Sudanese 😉