Born in 1972 in Ahiazu Mbaise Imo State Chioma Ajunwa gave Nigeria her first
individual olympic gold medal - that was in the long jump event of the 1996
Atlanta games. The police officer was competing in only her third meet after
returning from a curious four-year ban for drugs. Ajunwa jumped 7.12 metres
and clinched the gold. She joined the Nigerian police force in 1999. Joined
the female football team Angels in 1990. Played football for awhile. She has
won many African Games. African Championships in the years 1989, 1990 and 1998.
She formerly played football.