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Ayomide Folorunso

Ayomide Temilade Oluwatoyosi Folorunso (born 17 October 1996) is an Italian athlete specialising in the 400 metres hurdles.[2] She competed in the 4 × 400 metres relay at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing.

Ayomide Folorunso
Ayomide Folorunso (ITA).jpg
Folorunso in 2018
Personal information
Full nameAyomide Temilade Oluwatoyosi Folorunso
NationalityItalian
Born (1996-10-17) 17 October 1996 (age 23)
Abeokuta, Nigeria
EducationUniversity of Parma[1]
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
CountryItaly
SportAthletics
Event(s)400 metres, 400 metres hurdles
ClubFiamme Oro
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 400 m: 52.25 (2018)
  • 400 m hs: 54.75 (2015)

BiographyEdit

Her family is originally from Nigeria, but since 2004 Ayomide has settled with her parents, mother Mariam and father Emmanuel, a mining geologist, in Fidenza. She failed to wear the azzurro at the 2013 World Youth Championships in Athletics despite having obtained the minimum in five specialties, because she received her Italian passport a few days after the world championship,[3] therefore she is member of the Italy national athletics team.

National recordsEdit

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Italy
2014 World Junior Championships Eugene, United States 7th 400 m hurdles 58.34
2015 European Junior Championships Eskilstuna, Sweden 3rd 400 m hurdles 58.44
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:37.45
World Championships Beijing, China 9th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:27.07
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 4th 400 m hurdles 55.50
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 19th (sf) 400 m hurdles 56.37
6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:27.05
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 4th 4 × 400 m relay 3:32.87
European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st 400 m hurdles 55.82
5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:33.31
Universiade Taipei, Taiwan 1st 400 m hurdles 55.63
4th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 44.561
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 18th (h) 400 m 53.24
5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:31.55
Mediterranean Games Tarragona, Spain 2nd 400 m hurdle 55.44
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:28.08
European Championships Berlin, Germany 8th (sf) 400 m hurdles 55.69
5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:28.62
2019 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 18th (sf) 400 m 57.96
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:31.90
World Relays Yokohama, Japan 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:27.74
Universiade Naples, Italy 1st 400 m hurdles 54.75
World Championships Doha, Qatar 13th (sf) 400 m hurdles 55.36
9th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:27.57

1Did not finish in the final

Personal bestsEdit

Outdoor

Indoor

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2017 Universiade bio
  2. ^ "Ayomide Folorunso". IAAF. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Ayomide Folorunso Biografia" (in Italian). fidal.it. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Women's 4×400m Relay Results" (PDF). IAAF. 4 March 2018. Retrieved 4 March 2018.

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