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Tosin Oke
Sport: Athletics

The former British junior champion, Nigerian triple jumper and African champion, Tosin Oke was one of Team Nigeria's medal hopefuls at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Although reaching the final of the men’s triple jump at both Olympics, Tosin did not secure a medal place.

Tosin still has high hopes and after some time off post Rio he will look to do a hard winter’s training with the aims of medalling at the World Athletics Championships held in London, 2017.

Tosin’s most impressive results to date are Gold and Silver at two Commonwealth Games. Tosin is a great ambassador of the Greenwich Starting Blocks programme, and after retirement will continue to inspire the younger generation and enjoys attending any events he can. 

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