Joy Eze

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Joy Eze (born 23 April 1988) is a Nigerian sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. Her personal best time is 51.20 seconds, set during the 2007 All-Africa Games.

In 2006, she won silver medals in 4x400 metres relay at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2006 World Junior Championships. At the 2007 All-Africa Games she won the silver medal in 400 m and a 4x400 metres relay gold medal. At the 2008 African Championships she finished sixth in 400 m and won another 4x400 metres gold medal.

She also competed individually at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2007 World Championships without reaching the finals.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Nigeria
2003 All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 7th 800 m 2:06.17
Afro-Asian Games Hyderabad, India 5th 800 m 2:07.23
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 10th (sf) 400 m 52.51
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:31.83
World Junior Championships Beijing, China 2nd 4x400 m relay 3:30.84
2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 2nd 400 m 51.20
1st 4x400 m relay 3:29.74
World Championships Osaka, Japan 33rd (h) 400 m 53.83
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 6th 400 m 52.16
1st 4x400 m relay 3:30.07
Olympic Games Beijing, China 17th (sf) 400 m 51.87
7th 4x400 m relay 3:23.74