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Udodi Onwuzurike Biography

Udodi Chudi Onwuzurike is a Nigerian sprinter who specialises in the 200-metre sprint. He was the gold medallist at the World Athletics U20 Championships in 2021. He also won a bronze medal in the men’s 4 x 100m relay race at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Full Name : Udodi Chudi Onwuzurike
Date of Birth : January 29, 2003
Place of Birth : West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA.
State of Origin : South-east, Nigeria
Nationality : Nigerian
Sports : Athletics (Sprinting)
Net Worth : Unavailable
Social Media Handles : Instagram: udodii
Twitter: @udodii

Early Life and Education

Udodi was born on January 29, 2003, in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan. He is currently a student-athlete at Standford University in the United States of America.

Career

Udodi Onwuzurike started as a student-athlete before representing Nigeria in international competitions. He represented Nigeria at the 2021 World Under-20 Championships in the 200 in Nairobi, Kenya, where he won the gold medal. He was also a gold medallist at the World Athletics U20 Championships in 2021. At the 2022 Commonwealth Games, he won gold while participating with Team Nigeria in the men’s 4 x 100m relay race.

Personal Life

Udodi was coached by his father, Chris Owuzurike, and Deron Early. His brother was a former Boston University sprinter, Chiebuka Onwuzurike.

Career Accolades

World under-20 champion (2021, 200 meters)
Stanford record-holder: indoor 60; outdoor 100, 200
Personal Bests (thru 6/6/22)
100: 10.03
200: 20.08
60: 6.67i

International Records

He represented Nigeria and won a bronze medal in the men’s 4 x 100m relay race at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Representing Nigeria, he won the 2021 World Under-20 Championships in the 200 in Nairobi, Kenya.
His time of 20.21 in the final set a Nigerian U20 record.
In the semifinals, he ran 20.13, aided by a 2.3 MPS wind.
Freshman (2022)

Outdoors

He has broken Stanford’s 100 records three times and the school’s 200 records twice.
The first Stanford male to reach the NCAA 200 final since 1963.
The first Stanford male to advance to the NCAA Championships in the 100 and 200 since 1963.
The first Stanford male to reach the NCAA Championships in the 100 since 2008.
In the semifinals, they set Stanford NCAA Championships records for the 100 (10.21) and 200 (20.24). 
The top qualifier out of the NCAA West Prelims in the 200 (20.08) and second in the 100 (10.03), setting school records in both.
Twice broke the John McDonnell Field facility record at Arkansas in the 200, running 20.13 and 20.08 at the NCAA West Prelims.
Pac-12 runner-up in the 100 and 200.
Broke Pro Football Hall of Famer James Lofton’s school’s 200 records at the Pac-12 Championships, running 20.09 to Lofton’s 20.33 in 1978.
Broke the Big Meet (dual with Cal) record in the 100 (10.20) and was a triple winner (100, 200, 4×100).
He twice broke Stanford, Stanford frosh, and Stanford Invitational records in his collegiate 100 debuts, running 10.14 in the prelims and 10.07 in the final.
Won the 200 at the Stanford Invite in 20.38, the fastest Stanford time in 44 years and a school freshman record.
Set Cardinal Classic record in the 200 (21.04) in his collegiate outdoor debut.
The Pac-12 Men’s Track Athlete of the Week (April 5).

Indoors

Broke the school’s 60 records in his collegiate debut, running 6.67 to win the UW Indoor Preview final, after a school freshman record 6.78 in the prelims.
Fifth in the Pac-12 Invite in the 60 (6.76).
Prior to Stanford
Became the first Stanford-affiliated male and second person overall to win a world U20 track title
Won the 2021 World Under-20 Championships in the 200 in Nairobi, Kenya.
His time of 20.21 in the final set a Nigerian U20 record.
In the semifinals, he ran 20.13, aided by a 2.3 MPS wind.
Won the 100 and 200 titles at the 2021 Michigan Division I championships.
Won the 2021 Brooks PR Invitational 100 with a personal best of 10.23.
The time of 10.23 broke his own Michigan state high school record.

Net Worth

His net worth is currently unavailable.

Social Media Handles

Instagram: udodii
Twitter: @udodii


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