Patience Okon George
Patience Okon George (born 25 November 1991) is a Nigerian sprinter. She competed in the 400 metres event at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China and also at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. George is a two-time African Championships bronze medallist in the individual 400 metres event. She is also a three-time Nigerian national champion in the 400 metres.
|Born||25 November 1991|
Cross River State, Nigeria
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||63 kg (139 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||400 m 50.71 s (2015)|
On 2 August 2014, she ran the first leg of the 4 × 400 m relay for the Nigerian team that came second behind the Jamaican quartet at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. She also ran in the heats of the 4 × 100 m relay for Nigeria.
Okon George won a bronze medal at the 2014 African Championships in Marrakesh, behind fellow Nigerian, Sade Abugan and Kabange Mupopo of Zambia. She also won a gold medal in the 4 × 400 m relay with teammates Regina George, Ada Benjamin, and Sade Abugan.
In 2015, Okon George set a new PB of 50.76s in the 400 m at the Resisprint meeting in the Swiss city of La Chaux-de-Fonds. This was her first time under the 51s barrier. At the 2015 World Championships in Athletics, she equalled her PB in the semi-finals of the women's 400 m after posting a time of 50.87 s to qualify third fastest in her heat. Later on in the year at the All Africa Games, she won a silver medal behind Kabange Mupopo in a new personal best of 50.71 s.
She won her second individual African Championships bronze medal in the 400 metres at the 2016 Durban Championships. She placed third behind Mupopo and Margaret Wambui. She also anchored the Nigerian 4 × 400 m quartet (Omolara Omotosho, Regina George, Yinka Ajayi, Patience Okon George) to a silver medal on the last day of the championships. She also successfully defended her national title in 2016 and sealed her spot for the Rio Olympic Games.
- Rio 2016 bio
- "Patience Okon George". IAAF. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
- Heats results
- Eludini, Tunde (17 July 2017). "Ogunlewe, Okon win third national titles at 2017 All-Nigeria Championships –..." AthleticsAfrica. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
- "Athletics, Women's 4x400 m relay final". CGF. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
- "Nigeria's GOLDEN GIRLS win 4x400m Title as curtain falls on 2014 African Champs!". Making of Champions. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
- "Makwala regains African 400m record with 43.72". IAAF. 5 July 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
- Maduewesi, Christopher (8 July 2016). "Okon George defends 400m title at Nigerian Olympic Trials". Making of Champions. Retrieved 27 July 2016.