Fidelis Gadzama

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Fidelis Gadzama
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Born October 20, 1979 (1979-10-20) (age 38)

Fidelis Gadzama (born October 20, 1979) is a Nigerian athlete and Olympic medalist.

Gadzama was a part of the Nigerian team that received a silver medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.[1]

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

On 21 July 2012, the 2000 Olympics 4 × 400 m relay medals were reallocated after the USA team was stripped of the gold medal, meaning Gadzama and Nigeria are the gold medalists.

In May 2014, he was elected as a Labour councillor for the Cannon Hill ward in the London Borough of Merton.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Fidelis Gadzama". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2008. 
  2. ^ IOC decision in the doping case of Mr. Antonio Pettigrew The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (August 2, 2008) (Retrieved on 27 September 2008)