Peter Bol: Mormon Athlete
Nagmeldin "Peter" Bol competed in the men’s 800-meter race at the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio. He placed sixth in his heat and was ranked 41st (of 57 runners) overall. He won the Australian national championship in 2019. Bol placed fourth in the 2020 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo in 2021 with a time of 1:45.96.
Born on February 22, 1994, in South Sudan, he was a refugee in Perth, Australia, as a child. He now lives in Melbourne. He was interested in basketball as a teenager and was 16 years old when a teacher convinced him to try running. He won the Australian national championship in 2019.
He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.