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.