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Ola Abidogun


Date of Birth

3 August 1993



Place of Birth

Ilford, London (lives in Wigan)

Commonwealth Appearances

Originally a high jumper before being convinced to switch to sprinting aged 15, Ola Abidogun hasn’t looked back since his Commonwealth Games debut in 2010.

And with a brilliant bronze in the men's T47 100m on home soil at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, the sprinter continues to make waves on the track.

The T47 para athlete, whose right arm is amputated below the elbow, finished fifth in Delhi and still credits that first experience of the limelight as a transformative moment in his career.

A bronze medal followed at the London 2012 Paralympics in the 100m sprint while he also won 2014 European silver before taking a break from the sport to complete his law degree.

Son of Pastors Kenny and Kemi, who run Christ the Vine Church in the Manchester area, Abidogun competed at a second Paralympics in Tokyo despite an injury-plagued build-up.

And the Nottingham Trent University graduate, who also claimed European bronze in 2021, returned to the Commonwealth Games 12 years on from his bow in Birmingham.

In front of a 30,000 strong crowd at the newly refurbished Alexander Stadium, Team England picked up a host of medals at Birmingham 2022.

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