Adewale Olukoju Nigeria discus thrower and shot putter

Adewale Olukoju (born July 27, 1968 in Zaria, Kaduna State) is a Nigerian athlete who competed in discus throw and shot put. He was very prominent in African athletics in the late 1980s and early 1990s, winning four gold medals in total at the All-Africa Games.
His personal best discus throw is 67.80 metres, which he achieved in May 1991. Olukoju is married to sprinter Fatima Yusuf.

ACHIEVEMENTS

YearCompetitionVenuePositionEventNotes
Representing  Nigeria
1986World Junior ChampionshipsAthens, Greece6thShot put17.19 m
7thDiscus54.00 m
1987All-Africa GamesNairobi, Kenya1stDiscus56.50 m
1stShot put18.13 m
1988African ChampionshipsAnnaba, Algeria1stDiscus62.12 m
3rdShot put17.70 m
Olympic GamesSeoul, South Korea23rdDiscus54.44 m
1991All-Africa GamesCairo, Egypt1stDiscus59.22 m
2ndShot put17.58 m
World Student GamesSheffield, United Kingdom1stDiscus61.48 m
World ChampionshipsTokyo, Japan11thDiscus59.44 m
1992African ChampionshipsBelle Vue Maurel, Mauritius1stDiscus60.66 m
3rdShot put17.06 m
1993World Student GamesBuffalo, United States2ndDiscus62.96 m
1995World ChampionshipsGothenburg, Sweden6thDiscus63.66 m
All-Africa GamesHarare, Zimbabwe1stDiscus61.68 m

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