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Chioma Ajunwa

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Chioma Ajunwa-Opara, MON, OLY (born 25 December 1970) – also known as Chioma Ajunwa – is a Nigerian former track and field athlete and football player, notable for becoming the first Nigerian to win gold at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and the first black African woman to win an Olympic gold medal in a field event. A member of the Nigerian Police Force, Ajunwa remains only woman to compete at both the FIFA Women's World Cup as a footballer and the Olympics as a track and field athlete.In December 2017, Ajunwa launched the Chioma Ajunwa-Okpara Foundation to discover new Nigerian stars in sports. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chioma Ajunwa has received more than 146,556 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Chioma Ajunwa is the 2,901st most popular athlete (down from 1,923rd in 2019), the 135th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 118th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Nigerian Athlete.

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  • 27.66

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.50

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.03

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among athletes, Chioma Ajunwa ranks 2,901 out of 3,059Before her are Xu Yan, Niclas Hävelid, Maria Borodakova, Aleksey Voyevodin, Hestrie Cloete, and Kevin Martin. After her are Joe Greene, Alonso Edward, Mariama Jamanka, María Espinoza, Lyubov Bruletova, and Daimí Pernía.

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Among people born in 1970, Chioma Ajunwa ranks 843Before her are Shinsuke Shiotani, James Murphy, Yuji Hashimoto, Kevin Campbell, Aleksey Voyevodin, and José Santa. After her are Shobana, Hideki Katsura, Satoru Yoshida, Yolanda Griffith, Makoto Yamazaki, and Martín Vilallonga.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Chioma Ajunwa ranks 135 out of 236Before her are Solomon Okoronkwo (1987), Olarenwaju Kayode (1993), Dickson Etuhu (1982), Jaycee John Okwunwanne (1985), Daniel Igali (1974), and Wunmi Mosaku (1986). After her are Lukman Haruna (1990), Agbani Darego (1982), Sani Kaita (1986), Sunday Bada (1969), Dele Aiyenugba (1983), and Imoh Ezekiel (1993).

Among ATHLETES In Nigeria

Among athletes born in Nigeria, Chioma Ajunwa ranks 4Before her are Francis Obikwelu (1978), Jude Monye (1973), and Glory Alozie (1977). After her are Sunday Bada (1969), Deji Aliu (1975), Gloria Kemasuode (1979), Blessing Okagbare (1988), Mary Onyali-Omagbemi (1968), Charity Opara (1972), Fatima Yusuf (1971), and Clement Chukwu (1973).