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Chioma Ajunwa

Posted by Webby on 3/6/2003 11:14:40 AM

Chioma Ajunwa

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.

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