AFN Technical Director, Sunday Bada, Is Dead

13 Dec 2011

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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.

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  • Though i never got close as to knowing you personally, but the legacy you laid before your death inspired me to improving in my career as an athlete.
    Bada, words really cannot explain but you are a light that came to shine in many ways and that light will still shine on. Rest in peace great icon.

    From: Gerald Odeka

    Posted: 3 years ago

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  • may his soul rest in perfect peace

    From: kola

    Posted: 3 years ago

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  • 'Big bros i don cry wel wel dis mornin wen i hard about your glori exist hmmm' gone to soon will need you most now in the family but God need you most bros RIP

    From: Samuel olajubu

    Posted: 3 years ago

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