According to Nigeria History and Facts on Twitter, former Nigerian athlete, Chioma Ajunwa, is the first Black African woman to win an Olympic gold medal in a field event.
Ajunwa also holds the record for being Nigeria’s only individual Gold medalist.
See the tweet below:
Nigeria's Chioma Ajunwa leaps to gold at the long jump events of the Olympic Games, Atlanta (1996)
Chioma Ajunwa is Nigeria's only individual Olympic gold medalist. She is also the first Black African woman to win an Olympic gold medal in a field event. pic.twitter.com/nebNZP5nv3
— NIGERIA HISTORY & FACTS (@NigMuseum) October 16, 2019
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