Further Personal Information
||Sydney, NSW, AUS
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He took up running at age 10 in Nigeria.
|Why this sport?
||He began running after an athletics coach spotted him playing local football in Nigeria.
|Club / Team
||Sutherland District Athletic Club: Sydney, NSW, AUS
|Name of coach
||Tricoma (olympics.com.au, 04 Jul 2012)
||Playing video games. (olympics.com.au, 04 Jul 2012)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Qualifying for the final in his first Australian national championships in 2007. (olympics.com.au, 26 Jun 2012)
|Hero / Idol
||Nigerian football player Jay Jay Okocha. (athletics.com.au, 05 Jul 2012)
||He injured his Achilles tendon in 2009. (heraldsun.com.au, 27 Aug 2010)
He had to pull out of the final at the 2007 Australian national championships due to injury. (olympics.com.au, 26 Jun 2012)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Determination." (olympics.com.au, 04 Jul 2012)
He worked part-time at a book distribution centre in Australia while training for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (booktopia.com.au, 10 Aug 2012)
FROM NIGERIA TO AUSTRALIA
He came to Australia from Nigeria for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, and decided to stay and apply Australian citizenship. (heraldsun.com.au, 30 Dec 2009)