Falilat Ogunkoya

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Falilat Ogunkoya
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Born5 December 1968
Ode-Lemo Ogun

Falilat Ogunkoya (born 5 December 1968 in Ode Lemo, Ogun State Nigeria)[1] is a Nigerian former track and field athlete.

Ogunkoya has won a number of national championships, including a gold medal in 1996 in the 400 metres, gold in the 200 metres and 400 m in 1998, and gold again in 1999 and 2001 in the 400 m. At the 1987 All Africa Games in Nairobi she won the silver medal in the 200 m. In 1995 at the All Africa Games in Harare she won the silver in the 400 m, and at the 1999 Games in Johannesburg she won a gold medal in the 400 m.

At the 1996 Summer Olympics Ogunkoya won a bronze medal in the 400 m, behind Marie-José Pérec of France and Cathy Freeman of Australia, in a personal best and African record of 49.10, which is currently the twelfth fastest of all time.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Nigeria
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 1st 200m 23.11 (wind: +0.6 m/s)
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 44.13
1987 All-Africa Games Nairobi, Kenya 2nd 100 m 11.43
2nd 200 m 22.95


  1. ^ Biography. Official website. Retrieved on 2014-01-12.

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