Honourable Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has appointed African sprint legend and Olympic medalist Chief Mary Onyali (MFR) as the new Special Adviser to the Minister on Sports.

Dare made the announcement on Tuesday during a meeting with the Nigeria Olympic Committee Executive members.

Onyali won two bronze medals at her consecutive Olympic appearances from 1988 to 2004 made her the first Nigerian to compete at five Olympics.

During her blistering career on the track she won medal at Olympic Games in Barcelona 92, the feat she recorded again in Atlanta 96.

51-year-old Onyali won a total of seven African Games individual medals in short sprint, she won 100 m in 1991, 1995 and 2003 and took a bronze medal in 1987. Gold medals in 200m were taken in 1987, 1995 and 2003.

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