Florence Ekpo-Umoh

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Florence Ekpo-Umoh (born 27 December 1977 in Lagos) is a Nigerian-German sprinter, who specializes in the 400 m.


Ekpo-Umoh last competed for her birth country Nigeria at the 1994 World Junior Championships. She defected to Germany in 1995 during a training camp there, married her German trainer in 1998 and received German citizenship in 2000. Since 1998, she represented the sports club USC Mainz.

In 2003, Ekpo-Umoh was found guilty of stanozolol doping. The sample was delivered on 24 January 2003 in an out-of-competition test in South Africa. She was suspended from the sport until March 2005. [1]

Her personal best time is 51.13 seconds, achieved in June 2001 in Stuttgart.


Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 3rd 4x400 m relay
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd 4x400 m relay
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 1st 4x400 m relay
World Cup Madrid, Spain 6th 4x400 m relay

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Grimes fails drugs test". BBC. 2003-08-13. Retrieved 2007-09-14.