Gloria Kemasuode

Gloria Kemasuode Ubiebor (born 30 December 1979 in Delta State) is a female track and field sprint athlete, who competes internationally for Nigeria.[1]

Gloria Kemasuode
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Representing  Nigeria
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing 4x100 m relay

Kemasuode represented Nigeria at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, competing at the 4 x 100 metres relay together with Agnes Osazuwa, Oludamola Osayomi and Ene Franca Idoko. In their first round heat they placed fourth behind Belgium, Great Britain and Brazil. Their time of 43.43 seconds was the best non-directly qualifying time and the sixth time overall out of sixteen participating nations. With this result they qualified for the final, in which they replaced Osazuwa with Halimat Ismaila. They sprinted to a time of 43.04 seconds, a third place and a bronze medal after Russia and Belgium.[1] In 2016, the Russian team was disqualified and stripped of their gold medal due to doping violations by one of the Russian runners, Yuliya Chermoshanskaya, thereby promoting Nigeria to the silver medal position.[2]

Kemasuode failed a drugs test at the Circuito de Corridas e Caminhada in Brazil and was banned from competition for two years over the period of 24 July 2009 – 23 July 2011.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Nigeria
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 7th 4 × 100 m relay 43.42
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 4 × 100 m relay 43.25
2006 African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 7th 100 m 12.14
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 44.52
2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 6th 100 m 11.53
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 5th 100 m 11.47
1st 4 × 100 m relay 43.79
Olympic Games Beijing, China 2nd 4 × 100 m relay 43.04

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  1. ^ a b "Athlete biography: Gloria Kemasuode". Archived from the original on 9 September 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2008.
  2. ^ Butler, Nick (16 August 2016). "Russia stripped of Beijing 2008 women's relay gold after positive retest by team member". Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  3. ^ IAAF Newsletter No.110 Archived 4 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF (24 February 2010). Retrieved 24 February 2010.

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