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Adegboyega, Prince Adedoyin

Full name: Adegboyega Folaranmi Adedoyin
Gender: Male
Born: September 11, 1922 in Shagamu, Ogun, Nigeria
Died: January 2014 in Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria
Title: Prince
Affiliations: Queen's University Belfast, Belfast (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Uncle of Falilat Ogunkoya.

Biography

Adegboyega, Prince Adedoyin was a Nigerian national who competed for Great Britain at the 1948 Olympic Games because Nigeria did not yet have recognition by the International Olympic Committee. Prince Adedoyin studied medicine at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland before returning to Nigeria to practice obstetrics and gynecology. While in the UK he won several meets in the high jump and long jump at Combined University meetings. In September of 2012 the Ogun State Government in Nigeria bestowed honors on Prince Adedoyin, the first Nigerian Olympian, who was from one of the ruling houses of Remoland.

Personal Bests\: HJ – 1.969 (1949); LJ – 7.35 (1947).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics Men's High Jump Great Britain GBR 12
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics Men's Long Jump Great Britain GBR 5

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics Great Britain Final Round 12 1.90
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics Great Britain Final Round 1.90 metres NP xxo
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round NP QU 1.87

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics Great Britain Final Round 5 7.270
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 7 QC 7,130
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 5 7.130
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A Round One 5 7.130
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 5 7.030
1948 Summer 25 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 6.960
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