Uchenna Emedolu

Uchenna Emedolu (born 17 September 1976, in Adazi-Ani) is a retired Nigerian athlete who specialised in short-distance sprints, particularly the 100 metres and the 200 metres.[1] In 100 metres his personal best time is 9.97 seconds, achieved at the 2003 All-Africa Games where he finished second. This ranks him ninth in Nigeria, behind Olusoji Fasuba, Divine Oduduru, Seun Ogunkoya, Davidson Ezinwa, Olapade Adeniken, Deji Aliu, Raymond Ekevwo and Francis Obikwelu.[2]

Uchenna Emedolu
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  Nigeria
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens 4x100 m relay
All-Africa Games
Gold medal – first place 2003 Abuja 200 m

Emedolu participated in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. In 2004 he achieved a semi-final place in the individual 100 metres. Together with Olusoji Fasuba, Aaron Egbele and Deji Aliu he won the bronze medal in the 4x100 metres relay. The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were less successful. In the individual event he did only finish in fourth place in the first rounds heat 10.46 seconds and was eliminated. In the 4x100 metres relay he, together with Onyeabor Ngwogu, Obinna Metu and Chinedu Oriala did not finish the race in the heats due to a mistake.[1]


Personal bestsEdit

Event Date Venue Time (seconds)
60 metres 3 February 2002 Stuttgart, Germany 6.66
100 metres 12 October 2003 Abuja, Nigeria 9.97
200 metres 8 September 2002 Rieti, Italy 20.31
  • All information taken from IAAF Profile.[3]


  1. ^ a b Athlete biography: Uchenna Emedolu, beijing2008.cn, ret: 25 Aug 2008
  2. ^ Top 10 Fastest Men In Nigeria’s Sprint History!
  3. ^ "Emedolu, Uchenna biography". IAAF. Retrieved 5 February 2009.

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