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Sunday Bada

Full name: Sunday Bada
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: June 22, 1969 in Kaduna, Kaduna, Nigeria
Died: December 12, 2011 in Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Country: NGR Nigeria
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Sunday Bada was a top Nigerian one-lap runner in the 1990s. Bada competed at three Olympics, originally winning a silver medal in the 2000 4×400 relay, but his Nigerian team was moved up to a gold medal after the disqualification of the United States' team because of doping positives on two members (Jerome Young and Antonio Pettigrew). His biggest individual title was winning the 1997 World Indoor Championship over 400 metres, after having placed second in that event in 1993 and 1995. He twice made the finals at the World Athletics Championships in the 400, placing fifth in 1993 and eighth in 1997. At the 1997 World Championships, he helped Nigeria win a bronze medal in the 4×400. Bada also won the 1997 All-African Games 200 metres, the 1992 World Cup 400 metres, and won a bronze medal in the 400 at the 1994 Commonwealth Games. He was world-ranked eighth in 1993 and ninth in 1995 in the 400 metres. After his retirement from competition, he became technical director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

Personal Bests: 200 – 20.28 (1995); 400 – 44.63 (1993).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Men's 400 metres Nigeria NGR 5 h1 r3/4
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Nigeria NGR 5
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Men's 400 metres Nigeria NGR 5 h2 r3/4
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Nigeria NGR AC h2 r2/3
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Men's 400 metres Nigeria NGR 7 h4 r2/4
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Nigeria NGR 1 Gold

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L RT
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Nigeria Semi-Finals Heat One 5 45.36 2
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Nigeria Quarter-Finals Heat Three 4 QU 45.34 4
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Nigeria Round One Heat Eight 2 QU 45.38 6
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Nigeria Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 45.30 4 0,316
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Nigeria Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 44.88 3 0,269
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Nigeria Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 45.19 2 0,236
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Nigeria Quarter-Finals Heat Four 7 45.83 8 0,226
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Nigeria Round One Heat Four 5 QC 45.75 6 0,554

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Nigeria NGR Final 5 3:01.71 44,64
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Athletics Nigeria NGR Round One Heat Two 4 QC 3:00.39
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Nigeria NGR Semi-Finals Heat Two AC DQ [3:01.75] [44.38]
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Athletics Nigeria NGR Round One Heat Three 3 QC 3:02.73 44,94
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Nigeria NGR Final 1 2:58.68 44,70
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Athletics Nigeria NGR Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 3:01.06