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|Born||30 November 1961|
He won an Olympic bronze medal in 4 x 400 metres relay in Los Angeles 1984. He finished sixth in the final of the individual 400 metres contest. Four years later in Seoul he placed fifth. In addition he won a silver medal in the 400 metres at the 1987 World Championships.
He also won the gold medal in the 200 metres at the 1983 Summer Universiade with a personal best of 20.42 seconds; he followed this by finishing 6th in a world class field in the 200 metre final at the 1983 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki.
He also won the Soviet 100 metres in 1983.
After retiring from competition he became a coach. He was coach of the Nigerian track and field team at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, and head coach at the 2008 Olympics. He was coach of Angelo Taylor, the gold medalist in the 400m hurdles at the 2008 Olympics, coach of Chris Brown, the fourth-place finisher in the 400m at the 2008 Olympic Games. He is currently the head coach of Pasadena City College's track and field team.
|1984||African Championships||Rabat, Morocco||1st||200 m||20.66|
|1987||All-Africa Games||Nairobi, Kenya||1st||400 m||44.23|
- 100 metres - 10.15 s (1984)
- 200 metres - 20.42 s (1983)
- 400 metres - 44.17 s (1987) - Commonwealth Record until the 2012 Olympic final
- 800 metres - 1.51.1 min (1986)
Egbunike is good friends with former Kansas City Chiefs' running back Christian Okoye and met him when they were both training for Nigeria's national track and field team. While at Asuza Pacific, he told coaches about Okoye's ability in the discus and they decided to offer Okoye a scholarship for track and field.
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