Chioma Ajunwa is the first Nigerian and first West African woman to win an Olympic gold medal. To date she remains Nigeria’s only individual Olympic gold medalist.
Although she started out playing football for the Super Falcons, she quit to focus as a track and field athlete and specialized in 100m, 200m and long jump. She won an Olympic gold medal in the women’s long jump event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
In an interview with BBC, Chioma Ajunwa who is now Police Officer in Lagos, reflects on her experience winning the gold medal and why Nigeria does not have more gold medalists.
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Via: News Clips