AFN's Technical Director, Sunday Bada
By Duro Ikhazuagbe
Nigeria’s former Olympic sliver medallist, Sunday Bada is dead.
Bada, who until his death was the technical director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), slumped and died at the National Stadium, Lagos Monday evening.
The quarter miler, who would have clocked 42 on June 22 next year, won three medals at World Indoor Championships, including a gold medal in 1997 at the Paris event. He also won silver medals at the 1993 (Toronto) and 1995 (Barcelona) competitions
Additionally, he was a part of the Nigerian team that won the silver medal in 4 x 400 metres relay at the 2000 Olympics. Nigeria established a national record time of 2:58.68 minutes in that race.
He set his personal best of 44.63 seconds at the 1993 World Championships where he finished fifth. This is the second fastest time by a Nigerian sprinter, after Innocent Egbunike best of 44.17 s.
Bada's indoor best of 45.51 s is still the African record for the event.