OSAGIE Andrew < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 19 Feb 1988 in Harlow, ENG
Height1.89 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Teddington, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Sports Science - St Mary's University: London, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He joined his local athletics club when he was 15.
Why this sport? He claims to have always known he would run in the 800m at the Olympic Games.
Club / Team Harlow Athletics Club: Harlow, ENG
Name of coach Craig Winrow
Coach from which country? England
Coach from what year? 2007
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for Great Britain
Tournament World Indoor Championships
Location Doha
General Interest
Hobbies He can solve a Rubik's Cube in less than four minutes. (thepowerof10.info, 29 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning bronze at the 2012 World Indoor Championships. (bbc.co.uk, 13 Mar 2012)
Most influential person in career His coach, Craig Winrow. (thepowerof10.info, 29 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol Steve Cram, Steve Ovett, Seb Coe. (itv.com, 26 Apr 2012)
Injuries An injury in 2011 meant he missed eight weeks of running, while the uneven ground at a training camp in Kenya later in the year caused a niggling knee injury. (skysports.com, 08 Feb 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "A lot of people say they love training and love just going out running. I almost hate the training - but I absolutely love the racing. The competitiveness and the edge that you need to win - I think I have it, and I love it." (mattstott88.wordpress.com, 29 Mar 2012)
Awards and honours He received an 'On Camp with Kelly' Excellent Achievement Award in 2009. (oncampwithkelly.co.uk, 20 Feb 2010)
Other sports He is a black belt in karate. (skysports.com, 08 Feb 2012)
Famous relatives His brother, sister, uncle and cousin are also black belts in karate. His great aunt also won a bronze medal at the 1966 Commonwealth Games representing Nigeria. (thepowerof10.info, 29 Aug 2010, itv.com, 26 Apr 2012)
Ambitions To win an Olympic medal at London 2012. (bbc.co.uk, 13 Mar 2012)