Olapade Adeniken

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Olapade Adeniken
Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Representing  Nigeria
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona 4x100 m relay
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1997 Athens 4x100 m relay

Olapade Adeniken (born 19 August 1969 in Osogbo) is a retired Nigerian sprinter who specialized in the 100 and 200 metres,and is the father of Michael Adeniken.

He won the silver medal in 4 x 100 m relay at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, together with teammates Chidi Imoh, Oluyemi Kayode and Davidson Ezinwa.

He was the first Nigerian sprinter to break the 10-second barrier in the 100 metres: his personal best time was 9.95 seconds, achieved in April 1994 in El Paso. This ranks him third in Nigeria, only behind Olusoji Fasuba (9.85 s) and Davidson Ezinwa (9.94 s).[1] In 200 metres his personal best time was 20.11 seconds, achieved in June 1992 in Austin. This ranks him third in Nigeria, only behind Francis Obikwelu and Daniel Effiong, and fifth in Africa, behind Frankie Fredericks, Obikwelu, Stéphan Buckland and Effiong.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Nigeria
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 4th 100m 10.40 (wind: -2.8 m/s)
2nd 200m 20.88 w (wind: +4.2 m/s)
2nd 4×100m relay 39.66
1989 Universiade Duisburg, West Germany 2nd 100 m 10.35
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 5th 200 m 20.51
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 6th 100 m 10.12
5th 200 m 20.50
2nd 4 x 100 m relay 37.98
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 6th 100 m 10.11
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 7th 100 m 10.20
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 2nd 4 x 100 m relay 38.07


  1. ^ a b Commonwealth All-Time Lists (Men) Archived 2007-05-20 at the Wayback Machine - GBR Athletics