Doris Jacob

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Doris Jacob (born 16 December 1981) is a Nigerian sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres.

Duah finished seventh in 4 x 400 metres relay at the 1997 World Championships, together with teammates Olabisi Afolabi, Fatima Yusuf and Falilat Ogunkoya. Participating in this event at the 2000 Summer Olympics, the team with Jacob, Afolabi, Rosemary Okafor and Charity Opara set a national record of 3:22.99 minutes in their heat. [1] Jacob also helped win a bronze medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. [2]

On the individual level, Jacob won a silver medal at the 2003 All-Africa Games and a bronze medal at the 1999 Summer Universiade, the latter in a personal best time of 51.04 seconds.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Nigeria
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 7th 4x400 m relay 3:30.04
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 3rd 400 m 51.04
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 1st (h) 4x400 m relay 3:22.99
2001 Universiade Beijing, China 8th 4x400 m relay 3:48.92
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 13th (sf) 400 m 52.88
3rd 4x400 m relay 3:29.16
African Championships Radès, Tunisia 8th (h) 400 m 54.14
2003 All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 2nd 400 m 51.41
Afro-Asian Games Hyderabad, India 2nd 400 m 53.08

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