Fatima Yusuf

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Fatima Yusuf
Personal information
Born2 May 1971
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Representing Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Olympic Games
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1996 Atlanta 4 x 400 metres
World Junior Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1990 Plovdiv 400 metres

Fatima Yusuf-Olukoju (born 2 May 1971 in Owo, Ondo) is a retired Nigerian athlete, who competed mainly in the 400 metres during her career. She won 400 metres race in the 1991 All-Africa Games and was second in the 200 metres race. She is married to Adewale Olukoju.

She later competed in the 200 meters at the World Championship in Spain where she ran 22.28. She is also the first African woman to run under 50 secs in the 400 meters. She ran 49.43 at the 1995 African Championship

She competed for Nigeria in the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, United States in the 400 meters in which she placed 6th with the time of 49.77 and 4 x 400 metres where she won the Silver medal with her teammates Bisi Afolabi, Charity Opara and Falilat Ogunkoya behind host nation America. She attended Azusa Pacific University.


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