Olympic Gold Medalist Chioma Ajunwa Awarded A Three-Bedroom Apartment

Nigeria’s first Olympic gold winner, Chioma Ajunwa-Oparah, has been awarded a three-bedroom apartment by the Lagos State Government for her heroics at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

She became the first African woman to win an Olympic gold medal in a field event and to date remains Nigeria’s only individual Olympic gold medalist.

On Thursday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced the reward of 3-bedroom Flat at the Babatunde Raji Fashola Housing Estate, Iponri to Ajunwa saying it was “to fulfill a 25-yr pledge of the Government back then”. He also hailed her achievement as historic, saying it boosted young athletes’ ambitions and improved Nigeria’s image.

Mrs Chioma, 50, in 2017 was promoted from the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police by the Police Service Commission at an event at the Police College, Ikeja.

She also owns a foundation aimed at discovering new sporting stars in Nigeria.