List of Nigerian records in athletics

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The following are the national records in athletics in Nigeria maintained by the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN).

Outdoor[edit]

Key to tables:   Awaiting ratification   Record not kept by AFN

+ = en route to a longer distance
ht = hand timing
A = affected by altitude
# = not officially recognised by IAAF
X = unratified due to no doping control
OT = oversized track (> 200m in circumference)

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Date Meet Place Ref
100 m 9.85 (+1.7 m/s) Olusoji Fasuba 12 May 2006 Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix Qatar Doha, Qatar
200 m 19.84 (+1.7 m/s) Francis Obikwelu 25 August 1999 World Championships Spain Seville, Spain
400 m 44.17 Innocent Egbunike 19 August 1987 Weltklasse Zürich Switzerland Zürich, Switzerland
800 m 1:45.91 Ado Maude 9 September 1992 Italy Bologna, Italy
1500 m 3:42.85 Ado Maude 19 July 1991 Italy Cesenatico, Italy
3000 m 8:13.01 Ibrahim Kabir 13 June 1986 West Germany Lage, West Germany
5000 m 14:15.50 Timon Gunem 19 June 1993 Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria
10000 m 29:04.5 Itsifamus Choolon 7 June 1998 Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria
Half marathon 1:10:43 Umaru Mohammed 5 May 2002 Belgium Brussels, Belgium
Marathon 2:16:06 Mohamed Abbas 11 November 1990 Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria
110 m hurdles 13.27 (+0.6 m/s) Antwon Hicks 7 July 2016 Warri Relays & Olympic Trials Nigeria Sapele, Nigeria [1]
400 m hurdles 48.50 Henry Amike 31 August 1987 World Championships Italy Rome, Italy
3000 m steeplechase 8:55.78 Soudi Hamajam 14 June 2013 Nigeria Warri, Nigeria
High jump 2.27 m Anthony Idiata 9 September 1998 Greece Rhodes, Greece
18 September 1999 All-Africa Games South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa
Pole vault 4.60 m [2] Peter Moreno 14 September 2015 All-Africa Games Republic of the Congo Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [3]
Long jump 8.27 m (-0.4 m/s) Yusuf Alli 8 August 1989 Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria
Triple jump 17.26 m (+1.5 m/s) Ajayi Agbebaku 8 July 1983 Canada Edmonton, Canada
Shot put 21.76 m Stephen Mozia 19 July 2016 Grand Prix Czech Republic Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic [4]
Discus throw 67.80 m Adewale Olukoju 11 May 1991 Modesto Relays United States Modesto, United States
Hammer throw 66.92 m[5] Christian Okoye 22 March 1986 United States Westwood, United States
Javelin throw 81.08 m Pius Bazighe 16 June 1999 Athens Grand Prix Greece Athens, Greece
Decathlon 7252 pts Peter Moreno 27–28 May 2017 England Athletics U20/Senior Combined Events Championships United Kingdom Bedford, United Kingdom
100m (wind) Long jump (wind) Shot put High jump 400m 110H (wind) Discus Pole vault Javelin 1500m
11.02 (-1.7 m/s) 6.99 m (+1.5 m/s) 11.96 m 1.96 m 48.31 14.42 (+1.6 m/s) 34.45 m 4.43 m 45.92 m 4:56.87
20 km walk (road) 1:31:27 Elegbede Bamidele 14 March 2015 AFN All Comers Meeting Nigeria Abuja, Nigeria [6]
1:25:42 #[7] Kazeem Adeyemi 3 July 2008 Nigeria Abuja, Nigeria
50 km walk (road) 6:00:16 Charles Arosanyin 3 June 2002 United Kingdom Bradford, United Kingdom
4 × 100 m relay 37.94  Nigeria
Osmond Ezinwa
Olapade Adeniken
Francis Obikwelu
Davidson Ezinwa
9 August 1997 World Championships Greece Athens, Greece
37.91 #[8]  Nigeria
Innocent Asonze
Francis Obikwelu
Davidson Ezinwa
Deji Aliu
29 August 1999 World Championships Spain Seville, Spain
4 × 200 m relay 1:24.43  Nigeria
Divine Oduduru
Nicholas Imhoaperamhe
Robert Simmons
Orukpe Erayokan
25 April 2015 Penn Relays United States Philadelphia, United States [9]
4 × 400 m relay 2:58.68  Nigeria
Clement Chukwu
Jude Monye
Sunday Bada
Enefiok Udo-Obong
30 September 2000 Olympic Games Australia Sydney, Australia
Sprint medley relay (2,2,4,8) 3:16.27  Nigeria
Orukpe Erayokan (200 m)
Robert Simmons (200 m)
Chidi Okezie (400 m)
Sean Obinwa (800 m)
29 April 2017 Penn Relays United States Philadelphia, United States [10]

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Date Meet Place Ref
100 m 10.79 (+1.1 m/s) Blessing Okagbare 27 July 2013 London Anniversary Games United Kingdom London, United Kingdom [11]
200 m 22.07 (-0.1 m/s) Mary Onyali-Omagbemi 14 August 1996 Weltklasse Zürich Switzerland Zürich, Switzerland
300 m 36.25 Fatima Yusuf 23 September 1990 Italy Siderno, Italy
35.95+ Falilat Ogunkoya 26 August 1999 World Championships Spain Seville, Spain [12]
400 m 49.10 Falilat Ogunkoya 29 July 1996 Olympic Games United States Atlanta, United States
600 m 1:30.51 Patience Okon George 15 February 2014 Nigeria Ijebu Ode, Nigeria
800 m 2:02.04 Grace Ebor 15 October 2003 Nigeria Abuja, Nigeria
1500 m 4:17.1 (ht) Victoria Moradeyo 30 July 1999 Nigeria Abuja, Nigeria
3000 m 9:41.28 Itsemhike Anwalimhobor 22 March 1989 Nigeria Benin City, Nigeria
5000 m 15:47.6 (ht) [13] Aminat Olowora 23 June 2016 United States Portland, United States [14]
10000 m 33:43.00 Aminat Olowora 4 April 2015 Arnie Robinson Invitational United States San Diego, United States [15]
Marathon 2:40:37 Mary Akor 3 April 2004 United States St. Louis, United States
100 m hurdles 12.44 (+0.4 m/s) Glory Alozie 8 August 1998 Herculis Monaco Fontvieille, Monaco
12.44 (0.0 m/s) 28 August 1998 Memorial Van Damme Belgium Brussels, Belgium
12.44 (+0.7 m/s) 28 August 1999 World Championships Spain Seville, Spain [16]
400 m hurdles 54.40 Muizat Ajoke Odumosu 6 August 2012 Olympic Games United Kingdom London, United Kingdom [17]
3000 m steeplechase
High jump 1.95 m Doreen Amata 3 July 2008 Nigeria Abuja, Nigeria
16 July 2011 Internationales Hochsprung-Meeting Eberstadt Germany Eberstadt, Germany [18]
1 September 2011 World Championships South Korea Daegu, South Korea [19]
Pole vault 3.20 m Victoria Itodo 17 May 2007 Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria
Maureen Williams 19 February 2009 Nigeria Kaduna, Nigeria
Long jump 7.12 m (+0.9 m/s) Chioma Ajunwa 2 August 1996 Olympic Games United States Atlanta, United States
Triple jump 14.21 m (-0.3 m/s) Chinonye Ohadugha 18 July 2007 All-Africa Games Algeria Algiers, Algeria
Shot put 18.43 m Vivian Chukwuemeka 19 April 2003 Mt. SAC Relays United States Walnut, United States
18.86 m X 1 July 2012 African Championships Benin Porto-Novo, Benin [20][21]
Discus throw 61.58 m Chinwe Okoro 2 April 2016 Ohio Cherry Blossom Invitational United States Athens, United States [22]
Hammer throw 63.79 m Queen Obisesan 1 June 2013 Nigeria Ilorin, Nigeria
Javelin throw 58.15 m Kelechi Nwanaga 18 July 2017 Warri Relays Nigeria Ozoro, Nigeria [23]
Heptathlon 6153 pts Uhunoma Osazuwa 24–25 June 2016 African Championships South Africa Durban, South Africa [24]
100m H wind High jump Shot put 200m wind Long jump wind Javelin 800m
13.32 (+1.4) 1.83m 12.87m 24.19 (nw) 6.24m (0.0) 36.30m 2:17.50
20 km walk (road) 1:42:56 Queen Henshaw 14 March 2015 AFN All Comers Meeting Nigeria Abuja, Nigeria [25]
4 × 100 m relay 42.39  Nigeria
Beatrice Utondu,
Faith Idehen,
Christy Opara-Thompson,
Mary Onyali-Omagbemi
7 August 1992 Olympic Games Spain Barcelona, Spain
4 × 200 m relay 1:30.52  Nigeria
Blessing Okagbare
Regina George
Dominique Duncan
Christy Udoh
2 May 2015 IAAF World Relays The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas [26]
4 × 400 m relay 3:21.04  Nigeria
Olabisi Afolabi,
Fatima Yusuf,
Charity Opara,
Falilat Ogunkoya
3 August 1996 Olympic Games United States Atlanta, United States

Indoor[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Date Meet Place Ref
50 m 5.61+ Deji Aliu 21 February 1999 Meeting Pas de Calais France Liévin, France
60 m 6.48 Deji Aliu 21 February 1999 Meeting Pas de Calais France Liévin, France
100 m 10.64 Nnamdi Anusim 12 February 2005 Finland Tampere, Finland
200 m 20.46 Francis Obikwelu 21 February 1999 Meeting Pas de Calais France Liévin, France
300 m 33.09 Kunle Fasasi 7 January 2017 Clemson Orange and Purple Classic United States Clemson, United States [27]
400 m 45.51 Sunday Bada 9 March 1997 World Championships France Paris, France
45.37 OT Clement Chukwu 28 February 1998 United States Kent, United States
800 m 1:49.63 Gbolahan Fatuga 10 February 1996 United States Allston, United States
1:49.11 OT Ado Maude 2 March 1991 United States Lubbock, United States
1500 m
3000 m
50 m hurdles 6.55+ Selim Nurudeen 10 February 2009 Meeting Pas de Calais France Liévin, France
60 m hurdles 7.64 Selim Nurudeen 13 February 2009 France Paris, France
400 m hurdles 52.20 Akobundu Ikwuamkor 10 February 2009 Meeting Pas de Calais France Liévin, France [28]
High jump 2.32 m Anthony Idiata 15 February 2000 Greece Patras, Greece
Pole vault 3.15 m Lee Okoroafor 23 March 2003 United Kingdom Cardiff, United Kingdom
Long jump 8.26 m Charlton Ehizuelen 7 March 1975 United States Bloomington, United States
Triple jump 17.00 m Ajayi Agbebaku 30 February 1982 United States Dallas, United States
Shot put 21.11 m Stephen Mozia 30 January 2016 Vanderbilt Invitational United States Nashville, United States [29]
Weight throw 19.14 m Stephen Mozia 25 January 2014 Cornell Upstate Challenge United States Ithaca, United States [30]
Heptathlon 4631 pts Lee Okoroafor 22–23 March 2003 United Kingdom Cardiff, United Kingdom
7.25 (60 m), 6.44 m (long jump), 10.35 m (shot put), 1.87 m (high jump) / 8.69 (60 m hurdles), 3.15 m (pole vault), 2:51.72 (1000 m)
5000 m walk
4 × 400 m relay 3:07.95  Nigeria
Tobi Ogunmola
Noah Akwu
Salihu Isah
Cristian Morton
8 March 2014 World Championships Poland Sopot, Poland [31]

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Date Meet Place Ref
50 m 6.04+ Chioma Ajunwa 22 February 1998 Meeting Pas de Calais France Liévin, France
60 m 7.02 Christy Opara-Thompson 12 February 1997 Indoor Flanders Meeting Belgium Ghent, Belgium
Chioma Ajunwa 22 February 1998 Meeting Pas de Calais France Liévin, France
200 m 23.00 Regina George 23 February 2013 SEC Championships United States Fayetteville, United States [32]
400 m 50.73 Charity Opara 1 February 1998 Sparkassen Cup Germany Stuttgart, Germany
600 m 1:25.76 Regina George 10 January 2014 Arkansas Invitational United States Fayetteville, United States [33]
800 m 2:07.28 Regina George 16 January 2015 United States Houston, United States
2:07.23 OT Fatimoh Muhammed 11 February 2006 United States Ames, United States
2:04.47 OT Abike Egbeniyi 13 January 2017 Vanderbilt Commodore Invitational United States Nashville, United States [34]
1500 m
3000 m
5000 m
50 m hurdles 6.76+ Glory Alozie 25 February 2001 Meeting Pas de Calais France Liévin, France
60 m hurdles 7.82 Glory Alozie 16 February 1999 Spain Madrid, Spain
High jump 1.93 m Doreen Amata 4 February 2016 Banskobystricka latka High Jump Meeting Slovakia Banská Bystrica, Slovakia [35]
13 February 2016 Czech Republic Hustopeče, Czech Republic [36]
Pole vault
Long jump 6.97 m Chioma Ajunwa 5 February 1997 Germany Erfurt, Germany
Triple jump 13.76 m Nkeiruka Domike 12 February 2011 United States Fayetteville, United States
Shot put 18.13 m A Vivian Chukwuemeka 4 February 2006 United States Flagstaff, United States
Weight throw 21.27 m Precious Ogunleye 6 February 2016 Armory Track Invitational United States New York City, United States [37]
Pentathlon 4061 pts Uhunoma Osazuwa 13 March 2010 United States Fayetteville, United States
60m H High jump Shot put Long jump 800m
8.63 1.71 m 11.18 m 6.08 m 2:29.96
4116 pts # Uhunoma Osazuwa 11 February 2011 United States Allendale, United States
9.00 (60 m hurdles), 1.66 m (high jump), 11.65 m (shot put), 5.70 m (long jump), 2:20.07 (800 m)
4206 pts OT Uhunoma Osazuwa 10 February 2012 United States Geneva, United States
60m H High jump Shot put Long jump 800m
8.35 1.77 m 10.86 m 5.99 m 2:23.00
4111 pts # Patience Itanyi 7 December 1996 United States Morgantown, United States
60m H High jump Shot put Long jump 800m
7.74 (55m hurdles) 1.73 m 10.39 m 6.20 m 2:27.64
3000 m walk
4 × 400 m relay 3:29.67  Nigeria
Omolara Omotoso
Patience Okon George
Bukola Abogunloko
Folashade Abugan
8 March 2014 World Championships Poland Sopot, Poland [38]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ record set during decathlon competition
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  8. ^ annulled because one of the team (Innocent Asonze) was ultimately suspended four two years from June 1999 for a doping violation
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