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|Born||20 May 1972|
Charity Opara (born 20 May 1972 in Owerri, Imo State) is a former Nigerian track and field athlete who mainly competed in the 400 metres. She was in particular a successful relay runner, winning the silver medal at the 1996 Olympics. She is the one generally blamed for Nigeria losing the gold medal to the U.S due to her terrible 3rd leg.
Opara was banned between 1992 and 1996 for a positive drug test.
- 100 metres - 11.40 (1999)
- 200 metres - 22.60 (1992)
- 400 metres - 49.29 (1998)
- Long jump - 6.55 m (1994)
|1989||African Championships||Lagos, Nigeria||1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:33.12|
|1990||African Championships||Cairo, Egypt||2nd||400 metres||51.68|
|1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:40.04|
|Commonwealth Games||Auckland, New Zealand||3rd||4 × 100 m relay||44.67|
|World Junior Championships||Plovdiv, Bulgaria||2nd||400m||51.28|
|1st (h)||4 × 400 m relay||3:33.56|
|1991||All-Africa Games||Cairo, Egypt||2nd||400 metres||51.23|
|1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:31.05|
|1996||Summer Olympics||Atlanta, United States||2nd||4 × 400 m relay||3:21.04|
|1998||Grand Prix Final||Moscow, Russia||2nd||400 metres||50.09|
|2000||Grand Prix Final||Doha, Qatar||3rd||400 metres||50.85|
- Disqualified in the final.
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