Adewale Olukoju

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Adewale Olukoju (born July 27, 1968 in Zaria, Kaduna State) is a Nigerian athlete who competed in discus throw and shot put. He was very prominent in African athletics in the late 1980s and early 1990s, winning four gold medals in total at the All-Africa Games.

His personal best discus throw is 67.80 metres, which he achieved in May 1991. Olukoju is married to sprinter Fatima Yusuf.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Nigeria
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 6th Shot put 17.19 m
7th Discus 54.00 m
1987 All-Africa Games Nairobi, Kenya 1st Discus 56.50 m
1st Shot put 18.13 m
1988 African Championships Annaba, Algeria 1st Discus 62.12 m
3rd Shot put 17.70 m
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 23rd Discus 54.44 m
1991 All-Africa Games Cairo, Egypt 1st Discus 59.22 m
2nd Shot put 17.58 m
World Student Games Sheffield, United Kingdom 1st Discus 61.48 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 11th Discus 59.44 m
1992 African Championships Belle Vue Maurel, Mauritius 1st Discus 60.66 m
3rd Shot put 17.06 m
1993 World Student Games Buffalo, United States 2nd Discus 62.96 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th Discus 63.66 m
All-Africa Games Harare, Zimbabwe 1st Discus 61.68 m

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