Nduka Awazie

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Nduka Awazie

Nduka Awazie (born 4 April 1981) is a Nigerian athlete and Olympic medalist and the 400 meters world Junior Champion. He won the world junior title at the 8th IAAF World Junior Championship held in 1998 Annecy, France. He attended Eastern Michigan University.

Awazie was part of the Nigerian team that won the silver medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the 2000 Olympics.[1]

The Nigerian team finished second behind the US team. The US team has since been formally disqualified from the 4x400 meters relay event at the 2000 Olympics by the International Olympic Committee, due to Antonio Pettigrew use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs while competing in Sydney.[2]

On 21 July 2012, the 2000 Olympics 4x400m relay medals were reallocated after the USA team was stripped of the gold medal, meaning Awazie and Nigeria are the gold medalists.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nduka Awazie sports-reference.com (Retrieved 27 September 2008)
  2. ^ IOC decision in the doping case of Mr. Antonio Pettigrew The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (2 August 2008) (Retrieved 27 September 2008)