Reigning African 400m record holder, Falilat Ogunkoya says the 1998 athletics season will remain as indelible in her memory as her two Olympic medals in 1996 in Atlanta.
Ogunkoya was ranked the best quartermiler in the world in 1998 following her string of impressive performances which included
winning the Goodwill Games and IAAF World Cup (now Continental Cup) titles as well as the Grand Prix final.
She also recorded some incredible performances in the 200m,running inside 22.30 twice. First was at the African Championships in Dakar, Senegal where she successfully completed a 400m/200m double in an incredible 22.22 seconds personal best,then the third fastest time by an African woman over the distance.
She proved the performance in Dakar was not by happenstance by breaking 22.30 again,this time in Johannesburg,South Africa at the Athletics World Cup. She ran 22.25 seconds to place second behind the great Marion Jones.
It was however gloom at the beginning of the season for…
Source: Complete Sports