Davidson Ezinwa

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Davidson Ezinwa
Personal information
Nationality Nigerian
Born (1971-11-22) 22 November 1971 (age 44)
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Sport Running
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

100 m: 9.94

200 m: 20.30

Davidson Ezinwa (born 22 November 1971) is a former sprinter from Nigeria.

He won a silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics as well as a silver medal at the 1997 World Championships, both in 4 x 100 metres relay. He also won a 60 metres silver medal at the 1997 World Indoor Championships.

In 100 metres his personal best time is 9.94 seconds, although he has recorded 9.91 s, albeit with a doubtful wind reading of -2.3 m/s which is an unlikely weather condition for records. In any case his result ranks him second in Nigeria, behind Olusoji Fasuba, and third in Africa, behind Fasuba and Frankie Fredericks.[1] His personal best 200 metres time is 20.30 seconds, from 1990.

Ezinwa established a new World junior record in the 100-meter dash in 1990 (10.05), breaking Stanley Floyd's ten-year-old record (10.07). Ezinwa's record was not broken until 2003, when Darrel Brown ran a 10.01 100-meter dash.

He is the older twin brother of Osmond Ezinwa. Both attended the Christian university Azusa Pacific University. Davidson Ezinwa tested positive for doping twice; for ephedrine in February 1996, and together with Osmond for hCG in 1999.[2]


  1. ^ Commonwealth All-Time Lists (Men) - GBR Athletics
  2. ^ BBC (25 August 1999). "http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/sport/world_athletics/429525.stm". BBC News.  External link in |title= (help);

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