Ajunwa-Oparah sad Nigeria has not won another individual Olympic gold

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By JUDE OPARA, Abuja

Winner of Nigeria’s first and only individual Olympic gold medal, Chioma Ajunwa-Oparah has revealed that she is never a happy woman each time she remembers that Nigeria is yet to win another Olympic gold medal since she achieved that feat at the 1996 edition of the Games which took place in Atlanta, USA.

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Ajunwa’s long jump gold  with a 7.12 mark remains an African and Nigerian women record in the event. It is also Nigeria’s only track and field gold in its history of participation in the Olympics.

Speaking at a dinner organized by her Chioma  Ajunwa Foundation in Abuja, the former athlete said the dwindling fortunes of the country in sporting events is one of factors that motivated her to set up the foundation which she added is to encourage grassroots…



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