Adekunle Adesoji

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Adekunle Adesoji
Medal record
Men's paralympic athletics
Representing  Nigeria
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 100 m T12
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing 100 m T12

Adekunle Adesoji is a Paralympian athlete from Nigeria competing mainly in category T12 sprint events.

He won the gold in the 100 metres EAD at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and another in the 100 m EAD T12 at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He set Commonwealth Games records in both his victories. His run of 10.76 seconds at the 2002 Games was a world record for the T12 event.[1]

He won the gold at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, running a new personal best and world record of 10.75 seconds.

He competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China. There he won a silver medal in the men's 100 metres – T12 event and finished fourth in the men's 200 metres – T12 event.


  1. ^ Adesoji roars to record. BBC Sport (2002-07-31). Retrieved on 2009-07-22.

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