Birth Date:  09 Oct 1988
Place of Birth:  SAPELE
Country of birth:  NGR
Age:  29
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  13
Weight (Kg):  75

Events and Medals

Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's 4 x 100m Relay 3 Bronze


Time Event Status
Sat, 14 Apr 14:57
Gold Medal Event Women's 4 x 100m Relay Final

Biographical Information

Commonwealth Games
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 4 x 100m Relay 2 42.92
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 100m 1 10.85
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 200m 1 22.25

Olympic Games
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 4 x 100m Relay 8 43.21
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 100m 3s3 11.09
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 200m 5s1 22.69
2012 London, GBR Women's 4 x 100m Relay 4 42.64
2012 London, GBR Women's 100m 8 11.01
2012 London, GBR Women's Long Jump 15 6.34
2008 Beijing, CHN Women's Long Jump 2 6.91

World Championships
2017 London, GBR Women's 100m 4s3 11.08
2017 London, GBR Women's Long Jump 8 6.55
2015 Beijing, CHN Women's 100m 8 11.02
2013 Moscow, RUS Women's 100m 6 11.04
2013 Moscow, RUS Women's 200m 3 22.32
2013 Moscow, RUS Women's Long Jump 2 6.99
2011 Daegu, KOR Women's 100m 5 11.12
2011 Daegu, KOR Women's Long Jump 17 6.36
2011 Daegu, KOR Women's 4 x 100m Relay 6 42.93

Occupation: Athlete
Education: Business at University of Texas, El Paso, USA
Languages spoken: English

PERSONAL: John SMITH (USA) from 2012 (, 06 May 2015 )

Sporting relatives

Husband Igho OTEGHERI is a former professional footballer from Nigeria. (, 22 Feb 2016)


Opted not to compete at Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games in order to have surgery to repair stress fracture of tibia. (, 06 Aug 2013)

Reason: "I enjoyed playing it (football) in high school. I was fast but people used me as a target. It was then I realised that I didn't want to play football any more. My first race in athletics came after my sister told a physical education teacher that I could really run. He paid me to go to my first race, where I blew everyone away over 100m." (, 18 Jan 2016)
Ambition: Writes down goals and posts them around her room; goes over them each morning. "I'd like to break 10.7 seconds mark for the 100m and 21.8 for the 200m, and I want to jump further than 7.3 metres in the long jump." (, 30 Jul 2015)
Ritual: "I listen to a song that inspires me, something about victory and success." (, 30 Jul 2015)
Additional information

Star of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning 100m and 200m, and taking silver in 4x100m relay. Her 10.85 seconds in 100m smashed 12-year Games record. (, Aug 2014)

First Nigerian athlete to win two individual medals at a world championships after claiming silver in long jump and bronze in 200m sprint at Moscow 2013 World Championships. (, 19 Dec 2013)

Competing in Oslo Diamond League meet in June 2017, her hairpiece fell off, landing closer to the board and losing her distance. (, 15 Jun 2017)

Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. (GC2018, 3 Apr 2018)

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Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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