Kaltouma Nadjina

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Kaltouma Nadjina (born November 16, 1976) is a Chadian sprinter. Her specialities are the 200 and 400 metres,[1] and she holds Chadian records in those events, the 100 m, and the 800m. She won the 200 m events at the 2001 Jeux de la Francophonie held in Ottawa and the 200 and 400 m in the 2002 African Championships held in Tunis.

Early life and background[edit]

Born in Bol to a modest family, her athletic career began when she participated in 1993 at Moundou to the National Sport Week. Her victory in the 400 metres opened her the road to the selection for the 1994 World Junior Championships held in Lisbon.[2]

In February 1997, with the help of a grant obtained by the International Olympic Committee, she left Chad for the United States. She settled in Savannah, Georgia.[2] In 1999, she moved to Calgary, Canada, where she trained under former Canadian Olympic coach John Cannon.[3]

Athletics career[edit]

To this day, her most important victories are the 200 m in the 2001 Jeux de la Francophonie held in Ottawa and the 200 and 400 m in the 2002 African Championships held in Tunis. At the 2002 IAAF World Cup, she finished fifth in the 400 m and fourth in the 4 x 400 m relay. She holds the Chadian records for 100 m, 200 m, 400 m and 800 m.[2]

In 2004, Nadjina competed at the 2004 African Championships in Athletics in Brazzaville, where she won bronze in the 200 metres with a time of 23.29, and silver in the 400 metres with a time of 50.80.[4] In 2005, Nadjina competed at the 2005 Jeux de la Francophonie in Niamey. She won gold medals in both the 200 metres and 400 metres events.[5]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Chad
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 38th (h) 200 m 26.15
31st (h) 400 m 59.76
1994 African Junior Championships Algiers, Algeria 6th 400 m 25.34
World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 36th (h) 200 m 24.99 (wind: +1.5m/s)
26th (h) 400 m 56.08
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 35th (h) 200 m 24.57
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 42nd (h) 200 m 24.47
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 33rd (h) 400 m 54.49
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 17th (h) 400 m 54.30
World Championships Seville, Spain 26th (qf) 400 m 52.47
All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 7th 200 m 23.55
8th 400 m 52.47
2000 African Championships Algiers, Algeria 3rd 400 m 52.27
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 41st (h) 200 m 23.81
26th (qf) 400 m 52.60
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 4th 400 m 52.49
Jeux de la Francophonie Ottawa, Canada 1st 200 m 23.07
2nd 400 m 51.03
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 5th 400 m 50.80
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 1st 400 m 52.16
2002 African Championships Tunis, Tunisia 1st 200 m 22.80 (w)
1st 400 m 51.09
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 13th (h) 400 m 53.50
2004 African Championships Brazzaville, Republic of Congo 3rd 200 m 23.29
2nd 400 m 50.80
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 16th (sf) 400 m 51.57
2005 Jeux de la Francophonie Niamey, Niger 1st 200 m 22.92
1st 400 m 52.12
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 18th (sf) 400 m 52.07
2009 Jeux de la Francophonie Beirut, Lebanon 1st 200 m 23.09
1st 400 m 51.04

References[edit]

  1. ^ Auzias, Dominique; Labourdette, Jean-Paul (7 September 2012). N'djamena (avec avis des lecteurs) (in French). Petit Futé. p. 73. ISBN 2-7469-6278-0. 
  2. ^ a b c "Kaltrouma Nadjina aux JO de Londres" (in French). Journal du Chad. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Inside the World Athletics Championships". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "African championships Brazzaville (Congo) 14-18 juillet 2004". Africathele.com. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "5emes Jeux de la Francophonie – Résultats complets Athletisme (archived)" (PDF) (in French). Niamey. 2005. Archived from the original on 13 May 2006. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 

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