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Sports minister names Mary Onyali Special Adviser

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Sports minister names Mary Onyali Special Adviser
Mary Onyali

Olympic medalist, Mary Onyali, has been appointed as Special Adviser to the Minister of Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare.

Her appointment was announced by the minister on Tuesday at a meeting with the executive members of the Nigeria Olympic Committee.

Born February 3, 1968, Onyali is a Nigerian former sprinter, who won the bronze medal in the 4 × 100 m relay at the 1992 Olympic Games and in the 200 m at the 1996 Olympic Games.

She also won the 1994 Commonwealth Games 100 metres title.

She performed well in the All-Africa Games, winning a total of 7 individual medals in the short sprints.

She won 100 m in 1991, 1995 and 2003 and took a bronze medal in 1987.

Gold medals in 200 m were taken in 1987, 1995 and 2003.

Furthermore, the Nigerian 4 × 100 m relay team won all races between 1987 and 2003, at the African Games.

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