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Charity Opara

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Subject: Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metres, 1999 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 400 metres, Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 400 metres relay, Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 400 metres relay, List of African records in athletics
Collection: 1972 Births, Athletes (Track and Field) at the 1996 Summer Olympics, Athletes (Track and Field) at the 2000 Summer Olympics, Doping Cases in Athletics, Female Sprinters, Igbo Sportspeople, Living People, Nigerian Sportspeople in Doping Cases, Nigerian Sportswomen, Nigerian Sprinters, Olympic Athletes of Nigeria, Olympic Medalists in Athletics (Track and Field), Olympic Silver Medalists for Nigeria, People from Owerri
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Charity Opara

Charity Opara
Personal information
Born (1972-05-20) 20 May 1972
Owerri, Nigeria

Charity Opara (born May 20, 1972 in Owerri, Imo State) is a former Nigerian track and field athlete who mainly competed in the 400 metres. She was in particular a successful relay runner, winning the silver medal at the 1996 Olympics.

Opara was banned between 1992 and 1996 for a positive drug test.

Personal bests


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1989 African Championships Lagos, Nigeria 1st 4×400m relay
1990 African Championships Cairo, Egypt 2nd 400 metres
1st 4×400m relay
Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 2nd 4x100m relay
1991 All-Africa Games Cairo, Egypt 2nd 400 metres
1st 4×400m relay
1996 Summer Olympics Atlanta, United States 2nd 4×400m relay
1998 Grand Prix Final Moscow, Russia 2nd 400 metres
2000 Grand Prix Final Doha, Qatar 3rd 400 metres

See also

External links

  • Charity Opara profile at IAAF

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