Oluwakemi Adekoya

Posted in: Track & Field
Aug 14, 2010 - 6:50:05 PM


Date of Birth:
January 16, 1993

Country of Birth: Nigeria

Nationality: Bahrain

Event: 400 Hurdles, 400m

Sponsor: Nike


Owulakemi known as Kemi started her career as a junior athlete in Nigeria. She was a top junior and competed at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona but was injured. She moved to Bahrain and became a citizen in 2014. In her 1st year as a performer for Bahrain, Kemi surprised the world by winning the Doha Diamond League 400 hurdles race from lane 1 in a Bahrain and area record time of 54.59 seconds. She followed that up with a 2nd place finish at the Oslo Diamond League event. She then came in 3rd at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco further showing the world that she was one of the top young 400 hurdlers in the world. She culminated the 2014 season by winning gold at the 2014 Asian Games in the 400 hurdles and 400m race. The double gold and her performances in 2014 earned her a world ranking of number 3 in the world in her first professional year.

Kemi has continued to improve and in 2015 she has already won the Asian Championships Gold in the 400 hurdles in a new personal best time of 54.31. That did not last long as she improved her area and country record in Paris St. Denis Diamond league on July 4, 2015 finishing 3rd in a new PB of 54.12. She has since followed that PB with a new PB in the open 400 by finishing 2nd in Lucerne, Switzerland in a new Area and country record of 50.86 seconds.


400 Meter

2015                  50.86                  Luzern, July14, 2015                                               

2014                  51.11                  Incheon, September 27, 2014

2013                  52.57                  Port Harcour, May 18, 2013

400 Hurdles                                                                                          

2015                  54.12                  Paris Saint-Denis (Stade de France), July 4, 2015

2014                  54.59                  Doha, May 9, 2014

2013                  55.30                  Warri, June 14, 2013

2012                  57.16                  Warri, June 14, 2012