Full name: Smart Ekiyegha-Akraka
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: April 13, 1934 in Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Died: June 8, 2016 in ?, Bayelsa, Nigeria
Smart Akraka was a Nigerian sprinter who ran the 4x100 relay for Nigeria at the 1960 Roma Olympics. He ran both short sprints and the sprint relay at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, winning a silver medal in the relay, but was eliminated in the quarter-finals of both sprints. Akraka became President of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria from 1993-96. His daughter, Maria Akraka, was a top middle-distance runner in Sweden, setting national records there in the 800 and 1,500 metres, both indoors and outdoors.
Personal Best: 100 â 10.4 (1961).
|1960 Summer||26||Roma||Athletics||Men's 4 Ã 100 metres Relay||Nigeria||NGR||AC h1 r2/3|
|1960 Summer||26||Roma||Athletics||Nigeria||NGR||Semi-Finals||Heat One||AC||DQ||[40.2]||[40.33]|
|1960 Summer||26||Roma||Athletics||Nigeria||NGR||Round One||Heat Two||2||QU||40.1||40.25|