Taiwo Aladefa

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Taiwo Aladefa-Darden (born December 19, 1974) is a retired Nigerian 100 m hurdler. Attended Alabama A&M university from 1989 till 1993. She is still the school record holder in 100M hurdles (13.19sec) and was 16 times NCAA All American athlete. Taiwo Aladefa was a member of the first historical black college to ever win any NCAA track and field competition (1992). Still ranked amongst the top 10 fastest African 100 M Hurdlers of All times. She won Gold at the 1995 All African games and silver medals at the 1991 All-Africa Games and the 1993 African Championships[1] and won the 1995 All-Africa Games in a new championship record of 12.98 seconds.[2]

Taiwo Aladefa was honored with Africa Legend in Athletics award in 2011 and also Inducted into Alabama A&M University Sports Hall of Fame in August 2012. Her brother Kehinde Aladefa competed in 400 metres hurdles at the 1996 Summer Olympics[3] and won a silver and bronze medal at the All-Africa Games in 1995 and 1999.[2] He graduated from the University of Southern California.


  1. ^ African Championships - GBR Athletics Archived December 20, 2010, at WebCite
  2. ^ a b All-Africa Games - GBR Athletics Archived June 15, 2009, at WebCite
  3. ^ Athletics - men's 400 m hurdles - Full Olympians