Francis Obikwelu

1978 - Today

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Francis Obiorah Obikwelu, GOIH (born 22 November 1978) is a retired Nigerian-born Portuguese sprinter, who specialized in 100 metres and 200 metres. He was the 2004 Olympic silver medalist in the 100 metres. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Obikwelu has received more than 188,331 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Francis Obikwelu is the 2,178th most popular athlete (down from 1,395th in 2019), the 78th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 57th in 2019) and the most popular Nigerian Athlete.

Memorability Metrics

  • 190k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 41.07

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.36

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.85

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Francis Obikwelus by language

Over the past year Francis Obikwelu has had the most page views in the with 17,524 views, followed by English (14,599), and French (3,142). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Portuguese (94.41%), Igbo (72.95%), and Norwegian (Nynorsk) (68.97%)


Among athletes, Francis Obikwelu ranks 2,178 out of 6,025Before him are Natalya Lebedeva, Shirley Cawley, Ion Draica, Stanisław Szozda, Muriel Freeman, and Reinhard Eiben. After him are Susan Auch, Lars Berger, Nino Salukvadze, Giuseppe Moioli, Frank Havens, and Galina Murašova.

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Among people born in 1978, Francis Obikwelu ranks 305Before him are Bushido, Andriy Vorobey, Josh McDermitt, Mista, Hayley Wickenheiser, and Kyla Cole. After him are Patty Schnyder, Jaka Lakovič, Pavel Datsyuk, Marko Zaror, José Mari, and Brian Hallisay.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Francis Obikwelu ranks 78 out of 309Before him are Fiona Fullerton (1956), Victor Moses (1990), Rabiu Afolabi (1980), Wilfred Agbonavbare (1966), Michael Obiku (1968), and Odion Ighalo (1989). After him are John Obi Mikel (1987), Joseph Yobo (1980), Emmanuel Emenike (1987), Peter Utaka (1984), Mudashiru Lawal (1954), and Umar Sadiq (1997).

Among ATHLETES In Nigeria

Among athletes born in Nigeria, Francis Obikwelu ranks 1After him are Charity Opara (1972), Sunday Bada (1969), Chioma Ajunwa (1970), Glory Alozie (1977), Gloria Kemasuode (1979), Uchenna Emedolu (1976), Mary Onyali-Omagbemi (1968), Falilat Ogunkoya (1968), Jude Monye (1973), Deji Aliu (1975), and Florence Ekpo-Umoh (1977).