Folashade Abugan

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Folashade Abugan (born December 17, 1990) is a female Nigerian sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. She was the 400 m bronze medalist at the 2007 All-Africa Games and improved to the silver medal at the 2008 African Championships, where she set a personal best time of 50.89 seconds. She won gold medals at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics and the 2009 African Junior Athletics Championships.

She appeared at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and won two silver medals for Nigeria in the 400 m and in 4x400 m relay. However, she was disqualified and banned after failing a drugs test and testing positive for testosterone prohormone in her 'A' sample. She waived the right to have her B sample analysed.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Nigeria
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 2nd 4x400 m relay
World Junior Championships Beijing, China 8th 400 m
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:30.84 AJR
2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 3rd 400 m 51.44 PB
1st 4x400 m relay
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2nd 400 m 50.89 PB
1st 4x100 m relay
World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st 400 m
2009 African Junior Athletics Championships Bambous, Mauritius 1st 400 m 52.02 CR
1st 4×400 m
2010 Commonwealth Games New Delhi, India DQ 400 m
DQ 4×400 m


  1. ^ Commonwealth Games 2010: Third Nigerian tests positive. BBC Sport (2010-10-15). Retrieved on 2010-11-27.