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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 170,896 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Francis Obikwelu is the 1,311th most popular athlete (down from 1,023rd in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Nigeria (up from 63rd in 2019) and the most popular Nigerian Athlete.

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Among athletes, Francis Obikwelu ranks 1,311 out of 3,059Before him are Giuseppe Crivelli, Maurice Hemelsoet, Alfred Lane, Cyril Slater, Tore Eriksson, and Constantin Alexandru. After him are Allen Johnson, Ekkehard Fasser, Eeles Landström, Frank Amyot, Viktor Rashchupkin, and Anna Chicherova.

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Among people born in 1978, Francis Obikwelu ranks 229Before him are Jamie Clayton, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Veerle Baetens, Lyoto Machida, Benjamin Raich, and Isabel Díaz Ayuso. After him are Wilfred Bouma, Go Soo, Brian Hallisay, Elisabetta Canalis, Jen Psaki, and Anna Mouglalis.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Francis Obikwelu ranks 57 out of 236Before him are Uche Okechukwu (1967), Vincent Enyeama (1982), Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900), Taye Taiwo (1985), Peter Rufai (1963), and Victor Moses (1990). After him are Hakeem Kae-Kazim (1962), John Onaiyekan (1944), Buchi Emecheta (1944), Ahmed Musa (1992), Ben Okri (1959), and Odion Ighalo (1989).

Among ATHLETES In Nigeria

Among athletes born in Nigeria, Francis Obikwelu ranks 1After him are Jude Monye (1973), Glory Alozie (1977), Chioma Ajunwa (1970), 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).