Olympics 2012: Meet Team Nigeria

We present to you Team Nigeria. These athletes will be representing our country at the Olympics 2012 event.

Bukola Abogunloko

Bukola was born on the 18th of August 1994 in Ijero. She will be representing Nigeria at the 200m; 400m. Her height is 170cm and she weighs 53kg


Personal Best:

  • 200 Metres 23.19 Atlanta, US 12/05/2012
  • 300 Metres 36.92 Sagamu 19/02/2011
  • 400 Metres 51.57 Atlanta, GA 12/05/2012

International Experience:

  • 400 Metres
  • African Senior Championships 4 f 51.78 Porto Novo 29/06/2012
  • 1st Youth Olympic Games (athletics) 3 r 53.47 Singapore 21/08/2010
  • 13th IAAF World Junior Championships 6 f 53.74 Moncton 22/07/2010

Margaret Etim
Margaret was born on the 28th of November 1992 in Akure. She will be representing Nigeria at the 400m. Her height is 150cm and she weighs 52kg

Personal Best:

  • 200 Metres 23.49 Makurdi 22/05/2010
  • 400 Metres 51.24 Makurdi 22/05/2010

International Experience:

  • 400 Metres
  • 13th IAAF World Junior Championships 2 f 53.05 Moncton 22/07/2010

 

Peter Emelize

Peter was born on the 19th of April 1988 in Lagos. He will be representing Nigeria at the 100m. His height is 170cm and weighs 65kg


Personal Best:

  • 100 Metres 10.18 Weinheim 28/05/2011 Bottrop 30/08/2008
  • 200 Metres 21.54 Praha 08/06/2009

International Experience:

  • 60 Metres
  • IAAF World Indoor Championships 2012 7 sf 6.81 Istanbul 10/03/2012
  • 100 Metres
  • 13th IAAF World Championships 6 h 10.58 Daegu 27/08/2011
  • 10th IAAF World Junior Championships 5 h 10.81 Grosseto 13/07/2004

 

Ogho-Oghene Egwero

Ogho-Oghene was born on the 26th of November 1988 in Egbo-Igbide. He will be representing Nigeria at the 100m. He is 152cm tall and weighs 64kg


Personal Best:

  • 100 Metres 10.06 Maputo 12/09/2011
  • 200 Metres 21.72 Nairobi 31/07/2010

International Experience:

  • 13th IAAF World Indoor Championships 5 sf 6.68 Doha 13/03/2010
  • 100 Metres
  • African Senior Championships 7 f 10.47 Porto Novo 28/06/2012
  • 17th African Championships 5 f 10.26 Nairobi 29/07/2010
  • 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 5 qf 10.19 Berlin 15/08/2009
  • 17th African Championships 3 h 21.72 Nairobi 31/07/2010

Doreen Amata

Doreen was born on the 6th of May 1988 in Lagos. She will be representing Nigeria at the High Jump event. She is 198cm tall and weighs 54kg.

Personal Best:

  • 1.95m Daegu 01/09/2011, Eberstadt 16/07/2011, Abuja 03/07/2008

International Experience:

  • African Senior Championships 4 f 1.75 Porto Novo 29/06/2012
  • 13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 8 f 1.93 Daegu 03/09/2011
  • 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 13 q 1.85 Berlin 18/08/2009
  • The XXIX Olympic Games 7 q 1.89 Beijing (National Stadium) 21/08/2008

Noah Akwu
Noah was born on the 23rd of September 1990 in Enugu. She will be representing Nigeria at the 400m event. She is 160cm tall and weighs 74kg

Personal Best:

  • 200 Metres 20.54 0.6 Kumasi 06/07/2012
  • 400 Metres 45.95 Warri 15/06/2011

International Experience:

  • 200 Metres
    • African Senior Championships 3 f 20.83 -1.4 Porto Novo 01/07/2012
    • 400 metres
    • 17th African Championships 3 h 47.03 Nairobi 28/07/2010
    • 12th IAAF World Junior Championships 8 h 49.45 Bydgoszcz 08/07/2008

Seun Adigun
Seun was born on the 3rd of January 1987 in Illinois, USA. She will be representing Nigeria at the 100m hurdles event. She is 153cm tall and weighs 52kg

Personal Best:

  • 100 Metres 11.79 Tulsa, US 15/05/2009
  • 100 Metres Hurdles 12.88 Norman, US 30/05/2009

International Experience:

  • 60 Metres Hurdles
  • IAAF World Indoor Championships 2012 8 f 8.33 Istanbul 10/03/2012
  • 13th IAAF World Indoor Championships 5 h 8.58 Doha 12/03/2010
  • 100 Metres Hurdles
  • 13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 8 sf 13.14 Daegu 03/09/2011
  • IAAF/VTB Bank Continental Cup 2010 6 f 13.48 Split 05/09/2010
  • 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 6 h 13.33 Berlin 18/08/2009

Endurance Abinuwa
Endurance was born on the 31st of July, 1987 in Sapele. She will be representing Nigeria at the 200m & 400m events. She is 159cm tall and weighs 54kg
Personal Best:

  • 100 Metres 11.32 El Paso, US 16/04/2011
  • 200 Metres 23.11 El Paso, US 16/04/2011
  • 400 Metres 52.28 Lubbock, US 22/04/2011
  • 100 Metres Hurdles 14.60 Abuja 05/05/2007

400 Metres Hurdles 59.65 Bambous 12/08/2007

International Experience:

    • 200 Metres

13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 6 h 23.53 Daegu 01/09/2011 17th African Championships 5 f 23.73 Nairobi 01/08/2010

    • 400 Metres

African Senior Championships 4 sf 53.75 Porto Novo 28/06/2012

    • 400 Metres hurdles

15th African Championships in Athletics 8 f 1:00.63 Bambous 13/08/2006

  • 200 Metres
  • 13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 6 h 23.53 Daegu 01/09/2011
  • 17th African Championships 5 f 23.73 Nairobi 01/08/2010
  • 400 Metres
  • African Senior Championships 4 sf 53.75 Porto Novo 28/06/2012
  • 400 Metres Hurdles
  • 15th African Championships in Athletics 8 f 1:00.63 Bambous 13/08/2006

Christy Udoh
Christy was born on the 30th of September 1991. She will be representing Nigeria at the 200m and 4x100m relay events.

Team Nigeria has a total of 116 members: 55 athletes, 12 coaches, 29 administrators officers, 9 medical officials, 5 contingent officials and 6 secretariat officials. Nigeria will be featuring in 8 games: basketball, table tennis, athletics, weightlifting, canoe slalom, boxing, wrestling and taekwondo. Here’s a list of all the members of the Nigerian Team at the 2012 Olympics

ATHLETICS

100m Women
1. Blessing Okagbare
2. Gloria Asumnu
3. Lawretta Ozoh

200m Women
1. Gloria Asumnu
2. Lawretta Ozoh
3. Christy Udoh

400m – Women
1. Regina George
2. Omolara Omotosho

400m Hurdles Women
1. Ajoke Odumosu

High Jump- Women
1. Doreen Amata

Long Jump
1. Blessing Okagbare

Shot Put
1. Vivian Chukwuemeka

Hepthatlon
1. Uhunoma Naomi Osazuwa

Marathon
1. Esther Obiekwe

100m Hurdles Women
1. Seun Adigun

4 x 100 m Women
1. Blessing Okagbare
2. Gloria Sunmu
3. Lawretta Ozoh
4. Oluwadamola Osayomi
5. Wisdom Isoken
6. Christy Udoh

4 x 400 m Women
1. Regina George
2. Omolara Omotosho
3. Bukola Abogunloko
4. Endurance Abinuwa
5. Idara Otu
6. Margaret Etim

ATHLETICS – Men

100m Men
1. Obinna Joseph Metu
2. Ogho Oghene Egwero
3. Peter Emelieze

100 Hurdles Men
1. Selim Nurudeen
400 m Hurdles Men
1. Ameadi Morton

Triple Jump
1. Oluwatosin Oke

Probation – 200m Men
1. Noah Akwu
2. Stanley Azie

100m Hurdles Women
1. Jessica Ohanaja
2. Stanley Gbageke

Officials
1. Yusuf Alli
2. Innocent Egbunike (Head Coach)
3. Nat Page
4. Gabriel Okon
5. Christopher Doomes
6. Garfield Ellenwood (Personal)
7. Ken Onuaguluchi (Persoanl)
8. Paul Obodochima (Personal)
9. Daniel Etsebimor (Personal)
10. Oluyomi Sule (Personal)
11. Gabriel Opuana (Personal)
12. Solomon Aliu (Personal)
13. Sunday Uti (Personal)
14. Falilat Ogunkoya (Personal)
15. Maria Wophill – Admin. Personnel
16. Chief Solomon Ogba -Team Leader

BASKETBALL
1. Oyedeji Olumide
2. Diogu Ikechukwu Somto
3. Oruche Richard Dean Chukwuma
4. Ugboaja Ejike
5. Dagunduro Adeola Adedokun
6. Oguchi Chamberlain Nnaemeka
7. Aminu Abdul Alade
8. Ibekwe Ekenechukwu
9. Archibong Aniekan Okon
10. Aminu al Farouk
11. Obasohan Derrick Osamuuyi
12. Skinn Anthony Oludewa
13. Ayodele Bakare – Head Coach
14. Sani Ahmed – Coach
15. Francis Gbiri – Admin. Personnel
16. Tijjani Umar – Team Leader

BOXING
1. Akanji Muideen Olalekan – 75kg
2. Lawal Lukmon Olaiwola – 81kg
3. Ogoke Edith Agu (Female) – 75kg
4. Idika Nsofor – Coach
5. Anthony Konyegwachie – Coach
6. Patrick Uwagbale – Admin. Personnel
7. Major-Gen. Tobiah Minimah – Team Leader

CANOEING
1. Jonathan Peter Akinyemi – K1 Slalom
2. Ebenezer Ukwunna – Coach
3. Olubunmi Oluode – Admin. Personnel
4. Rear Adm. Festus Porbeni – Team Leader

TABLE TENNIS
Male
1. Aruna Quadri
2. Segun Toriola

Female
1. Edem Offiong
2. Olufunke Oshonaike

Officials
1. Nosiru Bello – Coach
2. Richard Edem – Coach
3. Segun Oguntade – Admin. Personnel
4. Alhaji Kayode Omotose Team Leader

TAEKWONDO
1. Chika Chukwumerije – +80 kg
2. Isa Mohammed – -68 kg
3. Keum Silwan – Coach
4. Carl Lewis Langan – Coach
5. Chinedu Ezealah – Admin. Personnel
6. Chief Jonathan Nnaji – Team Leader

WEIGHTLIFTING
1. Ekpo Felix Cobham – 77kg
2. Usman Maryam (Female) – +75kg
3. Patrick Bassey – Coach
4. Uche Onwumeh – Admin. Personnel
5. Mr. Chimdi Ejiogu – Team Leader

WRESTLING
Male
1. Boltic Sinivie – 96kg Freestyle
2. Dick Adibo – 84kg Freestyle

Female
1. Obiajunwa Amarachi – 72kg Freestyle
2. Oborodudu Blessing – 63kg Freestylea

Officials
1. Daniel Igali – Coach
2. Olumide Bamiduro – Admin. Personnel
3. Chief Austin Edeze – Team Leader

CONTINGENT OFFICIALS
1. Malam Bolaji Abdullahi – Hon. Minister of Sports & Leader of Delegation
2. Mr Sani Ndanusa – President Nigeria Olympic Committee
3. Chief Patrick Ekeji – Chef de Mission
4. Hon. Babatunde Popoola – Secretary General, NOC
5. Mr Alhassan Yakmut – Deputy Chef de Mission

MEDICAL TEAM
1. Dr Abdulkadir Mu’azu – Team Doctor & Head Medical
2. Dr Hirekaan Lazarus -Team Doctor
3. Dr. Ibrahim Gyaran – Team Doctor
4. Dr Ken Anugweje – Team Doctor
5. Mr Oladipo Odunuga – Physiotherapist
6. Mr Ekundayo Ogunkule – Physiotherapist
7. Mr Kayode Abdulsalam – Physiotherapist
8. Miss Judith Enebe – Physiotherapist
9. Mrs Nneka Eze – Nurse

SECRETARIAT
1. Manufor Hellen – Administrative Personnel
2. Emmanuel Nweri – Administrative Personnel
3. Augustine Odijie – Administrative Personnel
4. Tony Ubani – Press Attache
5. Emmanuel Igbinosa – Administrative Personnel
6. Olalekan Alabi – Administrative Personnel


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