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Sports News of Friday, 6 January 2023


Former Nigerian athlete Endurance Ojokolo marries Tony Akpeki at 47

Endurance Ojokolo marries Tony Akpeki Endurance Ojokolo marries Tony Akpeki

Former Nigerian Olympic sprinter Endurance Ojokolo who was known for her heroic in the 100metres has married the love of her life, Tony Akpeki, in a traditional wedding in Delta State.

Despite being a 47-year-old woman, Ojokolo has told the world that age is just a number a far as getting the knot tied is concerned.

During her active days in sprinting, Ojokolo made Nigerians proud by competing in many events and won medals for the West African nation.

According to the report on Pulse, her traditional wedding was a colourful one that was well attended by many important personalities.

She is a two-time African 100m Champion (2002 and 2004), Athens 2004 Olympian, and three-time World Indoor Championships finalist while winning the Nigerian title seven times in her career.

One important athlete she has trained to stardom is Tokyo Olympian and one of the best sprinters in the country at the moment, Usheoritse Itsekiri.