Endurance Ojokolo: Former Nigerian Athlete Marries Tony Akpeki at 47

Endurance Ojokolo: Former Nigerian Athlete Marries Tony Akpeki at 47

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:22 PM
  • Former Nigrian athlete Endurance Ojokolo has began her marital journey with her lover Tony Akpeki
  • The traditional wedding was done in Asaba which is the capital of Delta State and was attended by many fans
  • At the 2004 Athens Olympics, Ojokolo and other athletes represented Nigeria and were impressive

Former Nigerian Olympic sprinter Endurance Ojokolo who was known for her heroic in the 100metres has married the love of her life, Tony Akpeki, in a traditional wedding in Delta State.

Despite being a 47-year-old woman, Ojokolo has told the world that age is just a number a far as getting the knot tied is concerned.

Endurance Ojokolo, married, Delta State, Tony Akpeki
Endurance Ojokolo: Nigerian athlete gets married at the age of 47. Photo: Issouf Sanogo
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During her active days in sprinting, Ojokolo made Nigerians proud by competing in many events and won medals for the West African nation.

According to the report on Pulse, her traditional wedding was a colourful one that was well attended by many important personalities.

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She is a two-time African 100m Champion (2002 and 2004), Athens 2004 Olympian, and three-time World Indoor Championships finalist while winning the Nigerian title seven times in her career.

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One important athlete she has trained to stardom is Tokyo Olympian and one of the best sprinters in the country at the moment, Usheoritse Itsekiri.

Tobi Amusan misses out

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how American hurdler and sprinter Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone beat Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan to the women’s world athlete of the year award.

In a statement released by World Athletics on Monday evening, December 5, McLaughlin-Levrone was announced as the winner of the prestigious prize.

The 23-year-old edged Nigeria’s Amusan, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, Kimberly Garcia of Peru, and Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela to win the award.

During the course of the year, McLaughlin-Levrone smashed two world records in the 400m hurdles record, first to 51.41 at the US Championships and then to a sensational 50.68 at the World Championships.

She then claimed her first senior world title before following it up by anchoring the US team to another 4x400m victory.

Amusan also had an outstanding year as she pulled off brilliant performances at the Diamond League, Commonwealth Games, and World Athletics Championships.

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