Famous Track And Field Athletes from Nigeria

List of notable or famous track and field athletes from Nigeria, with bios and photos, including the top track and field athletes born in Nigeria and even some popular track and field athletes who immigrated to Nigeria. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Nigerian track and field athletes then this list is the perfect resource for you. These track and field athletes are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known track and field athlete from Nigeria is included when available.

This is a list that includes people like Margaret Adeoye and Omolara Omotosho.

This historic track and field athletes from Nigeria list can help answer the questions "Who are some Nigerian track and field athletes of note?" and "Who are the most famous track and field athletes from Nigeria?" These prominent track and field athletes of Nigeria may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Nigerian track and field athletes.

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  • Abdul Buhari is a British athlete who competes in the discus throw. He was born in Nigeria.
    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Kano, Nigeria
  • Amaechi Morton

    Amaechi Morton is an American-born track and field 400-meter hurdler who competes for Nigeria. He was the 2012 400 m hurdles gold medallist at the NCAA Championships and the African Championships. He has a personal record of 48.79 seconds for the event. Morton was born in Atlanta, Georgia to a Nigerian mother of Igbo descent, Nkem Sabena Obiekwe. He holds dual American/Nigerian citizenship. He attended Riverwood High School and while there he broke the school records in the 400 m hurdles and the 400-meter dash, as well as finishing second at the 2008 USATF Junior Olympics. He gained an athletic scholarship at Stanford University and began competing for the Stanford Cardinals in ...more
    • Age: 33
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Anthony Alozie

    Anthony Alozie is an Australian track and field sprinter. He was a member of the Australian 4 x 100m relay team that equalled the Australian record when they qualified for the finals at the 2012 London Olympics.
    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Aba, Nigeria
  • Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor (born 9 October 1988) is a Nigerian track and field athlete who specializes in long jumping and short sprints. She is an Olympic and World Championships medalist in the long jump, and a world medalist in the 200 metres. She also holds the Women's 100 metres Commonwealth Games record for the fastest time at 10.85 seconds. Her 100 m best of 10.79 made her the African record holder for the event until it was eclipsed by Murielle Ahouré in 2016. She is the current African record holder in the 200 m with her run of 22.04 seconds in 2018. She was the African 100 m and long jump champion in 2010. She has also won medals at the All-Africa Games, IAAF Continental Cup ...more
    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Sapele, Delta, Nigeria
  • Bukola Abogunloko

    Bukola Abogunloko is a Nigerian sprinter. She was part of the Nigerian 4 × 400 metres relay team at the 2012 Olympics that made it to the final. However, they were disqualified in the finals.
    • Age: 28
    • Birthplace: Ijero Ekiti
  • Christy Udoh

    Christy Udoh is a Nigerian sprinter. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the Women's 200 metres.
    • Age: 31