AJUNWA, Chioma

Born 25 December 1970

Umuchukwu in the Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State




is a Nigerian former athlete who specialised in the long jump and olympic Gold Medalist.
Gender: Female
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  • Married
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State of Origin: Imo
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Number of Male Children 2
Number of Female Children 1

joshua, caleb ,rose

Profession Police Officer , Athlete , olympic gold medalist
Working Experience Nigerian women's team , African Championships in 1989 , All Africa Games in 1991 , 1996 Summer Olympic Games at Atlanta, United States, , Police Officer

Nigerian Police Force.

Previous Appointments:

Career: Joined Nigeria Police Force 1991; Inspector, 1992; Assistant Superintendent of Police, Nigeria Police Force, 1996;

: Girls' Secondary School, Ihenworie, Ahiara Mbaise, Imo State

Member of the Order of Niger [MON] Award
Nigeria Golden Jubilee Independence Awards

winner, Gold Medal, Long Jump, Mobil Atlantic, 1992; 1st African woman and Nigerian winner, Olympic Gold, Long Jump, Atlanta ’96;

first athlete in her country to win an Olympic gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta,

“I was given the MON award, right, but without ‘E-Y.’ When I heard of what was given to my brothers in the Super Eagles for winning the Nations Cup, I was amazed because you can see the difference…I’m not envious of anybody but this is the time to express my feelings that I deserve more.”

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