Chidi Anthony Okezie (born August 8, 1993) is a US-born sprinter of Nigerian and Jamaican descent. Okezie is competing internationally for Nigeria. He is a two-time African Championships bronze medallist in the 400 metres.
|Born||August 8, 1993|
|Height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg)|
|College team||Hampton Pirates|
|Coached by||Maurice Pierce|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||400 m: 45.24 (Nevis 2018)|
He represented Nigeria at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and reached the semifinals of the 400 m. He also ran the anchor leg for the country in the 4 x 400 metres relay heats. The team finished second but were eventually disqualified for a lane infringement.
The 2018 African Championships were a success for Okezie. He won an individual bronze medal in the 400 metres behind Baboloki Thebe and Thapelo Phora. This made him a two-time African Championships bronze medallist as he had won a bronze medal at the 2016 Championships in Durban. He later anchored the Nigerian 4 x 400 m relay team to a bronze medal behind Kenya and South Africa. Okezie was also a member of the African quartet that placed second in the mixed 4 x 400 m relay at the 2018 IAAF Continental Cup.
|Representing the United States|
|2012||World Junior Championships||Barcelona, Spain||1st||4x400 m relay||3:03.99|
|2016||World Indoor Championships||Portland, United States||15th (h)||400 m||47.05|
|5th||4x400 m relay||3:08.55|
|African Championships||Durban, South Africa||3rd||400 m||45.76|
|2018||World Indoor Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom||17th (sf)||400 m||48.53|
|Commonwealth Games||Gold Coast, Australia||21st (sf)||400 m||47.33|
|–||4 × 400 m relay||DQ|
|African Championships||Asaba, Nigeria||3rd||400 m||45.65|
|3rd||4 × 400 m relay||3:04.88|
|2019||African Games||Rabat, Morocco||3rd||400 m||45.61|
|3rd||4 × 400 m relay||3:03.42|
- 400 metres: 2015
- "Chidi Okezie - Men's Track (Indoor/Outdoor)". Hampton University Athletics. Retrieved 2019-02-28.
- "Athletics | Result Men's 4 x 400m Relay Round 1 - Heat 1 - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games". results.gc2018.com. Retrieved 2019-02-28.
- "Chidi Okezie storms to 45.24s PB ahead of 2018 African Championships". The Athletic Heat. 2018-07-24. Retrieved 2019-02-28.
- "Nevis Athletics". nb-no.facebook.com (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2019-02-28.
- Chidi Okezie at World Athletics
- DyeStat profile for Chidi Okezie[permanent dead link]
- Hampton Pirates bio
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