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 Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Nigeria
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 8th (sf) 400m 53.84
14th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:49.16
Representing  Germany
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:31.00
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:21.97
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:25.10
World Cup Madrid, Spain 6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:31.09

See also[edit]


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