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Karim Olowu

Full name: Karimu Ayinla Babalola Olowu
Gender: Male
Born: June 7, 1924
Country: NGR Nigeria
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Karim Olowu had the following podium finishes at major championships: 2nd in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Long Jump, 2nd in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 4×110 yards Relay (with Edward Ajado, Abdul Karim Amu, and Muslim Arogundade). In the 1950 British Empire Games long jump Olowu finished sixth and in the 1950 British Empire Games 100 yards he was eliminated in the semi-finals. In the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 100 yards he was eliminated in the heats. And in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games long jump he finished 14th.

Personal Bests: 100 – unknown; LJ – 7.54 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Men's 100 metres Nigeria NGR 4 h12r1/4
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Nigeria NGR 5 h2 r2/3
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Men's Long Jump Nigeria NGR 18 QR
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Men's Long Jump Nigeria NGR 5

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Nigeria Round One Heat Twelve 4 11.0 11.27

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Nigeria NGR Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 41.9 42.01
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Nigeria NGR Round One Heat Four 2 QU 42.4 42.63

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Nigeria Qualifying Round 18 6.96
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Nigeria Qualifying Round Group B 11 6.96
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Nigeria Qualifying Round Group B Round 1 6 6.84
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Nigeria Qualifying Round Group B Round 2 8 6.96 6.96
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Nigeria Qualifying Round Group B Round 3 NP 6.89
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Nigeria Final Round 5 7.36
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Nigeria Final Round Round One 3 7.28
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Nigeria Final Round Round Two 5 6.77 7.28
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Nigeria Final Round Round Three 4 7.36 7.36
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Nigeria Final Round Round Four 4 6.42 7.36
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Nigeria Final Round Round Five 4 foul 7,36
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Nigeria Final Round Round Six NP 6.91
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Nigeria Qualifying Round 10 QU 7.29
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Nigeria Qualifying Round Round One 11 7.05
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Nigeria Qualifying Round Round Two 8 7.29 7.29
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Nigeria Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
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