Charity Opara

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Charity Opara
Personal information
Born (1972-05-20) 20 May 1972 (age 45)
Owerri, Nigeria

Charity Opara (born May 20, 1972 in Owerri, Imo State) is a former Nigerian track and field athlete who mainly competed in the 400 metres. She was in particular a successful relay runner, winning the silver medal at the 1996 Olympics.

Opara was banned between 1992 and 1996 for a positive drug test.

Personal bests[edit]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Nigeria
1989 African Championships Lagos, Nigeria 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:33.12
1990 African Championships Cairo, Egypt 2nd 400 metres 51.68
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:40.04
Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 3rd 4 × 100 m relay 44.67
3rd 400m 52.01
World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 2nd 400m 51.28
1st (h)[1] 4 × 400 m relay 3:33.56
1991 All-Africa Games Cairo, Egypt 2nd 400 metres 51.23
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:31.05
1996 Summer Olympics Atlanta, United States 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:21.04
1998 Grand Prix Final Moscow, Russia 2nd 400 metres 50.09
2000 Grand Prix Final Doha, Qatar 3rd 400 metres 50.85

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Disqualified in the final.

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