Ngozi Monu

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Ngozi Monu
Personal information
Full name Ngozi Rosalin Monu
Nationality  Nigeria
Born (1981-01-07) 7 January 1981 (age 36)
Lagos, Nigeria
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 154 lb (70 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club New York City Hydras (NYCH)

Ngozi Rosalin Monu (born 7 January 1981 in Lagos, Nigeria)[1] is a Nigerian swimmer. Monu is the most prolific female swimmer from Nigeria. She focuses on the 50m & 100m freestyle event. She competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics and 2008 Summer Olympics. Uche Monu, her younger sister, is also a swimmer who represents Nigeria in the Backstroke and freestyle events.

2000 Summer Olympic Games[edit]

Monu competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics at the age of 19; it was her first olympic games. She was entered in the women's 50 metre freestyle. She won her heat with a time of 28.20s, but it was not enough to advance. She was ranked 57th out of a total of 92 swimmers.

2007 World Aquatics championships[edit]

At the World Aquatics Championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monu participated in the 50m with a time of 28.89 ranked 83rd,[2] 100m freestyle with a time of 1.01.88 ranked 84th. And also Anchored the Nigerian team in the 400m freestyle and medley relays.

2008 Summer Olympic Games[edit]

In Beijing Monu represented Nigeria for the second time participating in the same event. She finished 6th in her Heat with a time of 27.39 which was short of advancing to the next stage. However it is one of the fastest times by a Nigerian woman in the event.


  1. ^ Monu's entry at; retrieved 2009-07-21.
  2. ^ - 2007 Worlds Women's 50m Free results.