Joice Maduaka

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Joice Maduaka
Personal information
Born 30 September 1973
London, England
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 63 kg (9 st 13 lb)
Sport
Country United Kingdom Great Britain
Club Woodford Green with Essex Ladies
Turned pro 1997
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking 100 m: 18 (2003)
200 m: 16 (2003)
Personal best(s) 100 m 11.23
200 m 22.83
Updated on August 13, 2007.

Joice Maduaka (born 30 September 1973) is a British track and field athlete, who competes over the 100, 200 and occasionally 400 metres. She holds the record for winning the most medals of any athlete at the British Athletics Championships, standing at 19 medals to date, including being the 100 m champion 6 times, and the 200 m champion a further 4 times.

Athletics career[edit]

2006[edit]

As women's sprinting in Britain began to develop again, Maduaka was faced with domestic challenges from athletes such as Abi Oyepitan. In 2006 Maduaka was not selected for the Commonwealth Games, but instead ran in the World Indoor Athletics Championships. In late 2006, she burst back onto the scene, setting new personal bests.

She went on to represent Great Britain at the 2006 European Championships in Athletics, finishing 4th in the final of the 100 m and finishing 2nd in the 4 x 100 m relay.

Maduaka became the British champion over 100 m and 200 m at the British Championships in 2006, beating her opposition by a considerable margin.

At the end of the year Maduaka was ranked as the fastest British athlete over 100 m and the second fastest over 200 m.

2007[edit]

At the 2007 AAA Championships she failed to defend her 100 m crown, finishing third behind Jeanette Kwakye, and also had to pull out of the final of the 200 m, despite winning her heat very convincingly, due to illness. The 200 m was also won by Kwakye.

At the 2007 European Cup first division, Maduaka finished 2nd in the individual 100 m, 1st in the 200 m and anchored the British team home to first place in the relay, winning 23 points altogether, for her team. This is the most any British athlete has ever done for their country at these championships.

Joice Maduaka was later chosen to represent her country at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics. She was excluded from the 100 m list, as Montell Douglas was the only British athlete who had obtained the A-standard whilst, Laura Turner had been selected as an improving athlete. Maduaka and Jeanette Kwakye were to be the only British representatives in the 200 m. However, Turner went on to achieve the A standard for the 100 m, meaning that GBR were permitted another athlete in the event. The committee chose Kwakye, and then replaced her in the 200 m with Emily Freeman.

Controversy[edit]

In late 2006 Maduaka and the rest of the British Women's Relay Team, represented the Europe team at the 2006 World Athletics Cup. However, the officials had placed the Europe team and the USA team in the wrong lanes, so when it came to pass the baton, they would have been passing them to the opposition. Team USA passed the batons, but team GBR (Europe) were unsure, but in the end did make a change. Both teams finished. USA was disqualified, but Europe wasn't. The race was not rerun, despite being rescheduled.

Personal Bests[edit]

100 metres- 11.23 At Manchester on 15 July 2006
200 metres- 22.83 At Birmingham on 25 July 1999

Major Championships History[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Athens 2004

  • Women's 200 m: Round 1: - 23.15, Round 2 - 23.30

Sydney 2000

  • Women's 100 m: Round 1 – 11.51
  • Women's 200 m: Round 1 – 23.36, Round 2 – 23.57
  • Women's 4 x 100 m Relay: Round 1 – 43.26, Semifinal – 43.19

World Championships[edit]

Osaka 2007

  • Women's 200 m: Round 1 – 23.22, Round 2 - 23.62
  • Women's 4 x 100 m Relay: Round 1 – 42.82 (SB), Final - 42.87 (4th)

Paris 2003

  • Women's 100 m: Round 1 – 11.31, Round 2 - 11.29, Semifinal - 11.40
  • Women's 200 m: Round 1 – 23.11, Round 2 – 23.50

Seville 1999

  • Women's 100 m: Round 1 – 11.43, Round 2 - 11.28
  • Women's 200 m: Round 1 – 23.27, Round 2 – 23.33
  • Women's 4 x 100 m Relay: Round 1 – 43.31, Final – 43.52 (8th)
Preceded by
Evadnie McKenzie
 Jamaica
British Champion in 100 m
1998, 1999
Succeeded by
Marcia Richardson
Preceded by
Sarah Wilhelmy
British Champion in 100 m
2002, 2003
Succeeded by
Abi Oyepitan
Preceded by
Laura Turner
British Champion in 100 m
2006
Succeeded by
Jeanette Kwakye
Preceded by
Jeanette Kwakye
British Champion in 100 m
2009
Succeeded by
Laura Turner

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