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Marilyn OKORO

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Marilyn Okoro - Great Britain & N.I. - World Championships 800m finalist.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 17 August 2009

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Sunday, 23 September 1984
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      London, England
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Marilyn OKORO - Great Britain & N.I. - World Championships 800m finalist.

Marilyn Chinwenwa Okorois pictured above during her heat of the women's 800 metres

at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.


In 2016 after two teams were disqualified for drugs (Russia and Belarus) GB was awarded

the 2008 Olympic Games 4x400 metres bronze medal. The GB quartet was Christine Ohuruogu, Kelly Sotherton,

Marilyn Okoro and Nicola Sanders

 


Women's 800m. Final.

2009 World Athletics Championships


1. Caster SEMENYA   RSA   1: 55.45
2. Janeth Jepkosgei BUSEINEI   KEN   1: 57.90
3. Jennifer MEADOWS   GBR   1: 57.93
4. Yuliya KREVSUN   UKR   1: 58.00
5. Mariya SAVINOVA   RUS   1: 58.68
6. Elisa CUSMA PICCIONE   ITA   1: 58.81
7. Mayte MARTINEZ   ESP   1: 58.81
8. Marilyn OKORO   GBR   2: 00.32

 

 

The pictures tell the story: Marilyn Okoro, following Mariya Savinova at the Bell of the women's 800 metres European

Indoors Championships in Turin, stumbles just before the finish when in third place and has to settle for 5th place.

Photos G. Herringshaw 8th. March 2009. ©

 

Women's 800m. Final

2009 European Indoor Champs


1. Mariya Savinova   RUS   1: 58.10
2. Oksana Zbrozhek   RUS   1: 59.20
3. Elisa Cusma Piccione   ITA   2: 00.23
4. Jennifer Meadows   GBR   2: 00.42
5. Marilyn Okoro   GBR   2: 03.30
6. Tetyana Petlyuk   UKR   2: 03.77

 

 

Photograph George Herringshaw.  © 2nd September 2007. ©


Marilyn is pictured above during the final of the women's 4x400m at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka.

She ran the 2nd leg for Great Britain in their bronze medal winning team, with Nicola Sanders pipping

Russia's Natalya Antyukh to the bronze medal by just 1 hundredth of a second.

 

Women's 4x400m. Relay final. 2007 World Athletics Championships


1. United States (DeeDee Trotter; Allyson Felix; Mary Wineberg; Sanya Richards) 3: 18.55
2. Jamaica (Shericka Williams; Shereefa Lloyd; Davita Prendagast; Novlene Williams) 3: 19.73
3. G.B. & N.I. (Christine Ohuruogu; Marilyn Okoro; Lee McConnell; Nicola Sanders) 3: 20.04
4. Russia (Lyudmila Litvinova; Natalya Nazarova; Tatyana Veshkurova; Natalya Antyukh) 3: 20.25
5. Belarus (Yulyana Yushchanka; Iryna Khliustava; Ilona Usovich; Sviatlana Usovich) 3: 21.88
6. Poland (Zuzanna Radecka; Grazyna Prokopek; Ewelina Setowska-Drick; Anna Jesien) 3: 26.49
7. Cuba (Aymeé Martínez; Daimí Pernía; Zulia Calatayud; Indira Terrero) 3: 27.05

8. Mexico (Zudikey Rodriguez ; Gabriela Medina; Nallely Vela; Ana Guevara) 3: 29.14

 

PERSONAL BEST TIMES.

400 Metres         52.00        Göteborg    08 AUG 2006
600 Metres      1:24.36        Liège     05 JUL 2012
800 Metres      1:58.45        London    26 JUL 2008
1500 Metres    4:11.85        Shanghai    20 SEP 2008

 

ANNUAL PROGRESS 800 metres.

2016    2:02.88    Tampa    28 MAY
2016    2:02.88    Tampa   27 MAY
2015    2:02.35    Walnut    18 APR
2014    2:01.57    New York City    14 JUN
2013    1:59.43    Moskva    15 AUG
2012    1:59.33    Hengelo    27 MAY
2011    1:59.53    London   06 AUG
2010    2:01.33    Barcelona    27 JUL
2009    1:59.56    Paris Saint-Denis    17 JUL
2008    1:58.45    London    26 JUL (personal best)
2007    1:58.76    Stuttgart    23 SEP
2006    1:59.75    London    28 JUL
2005    2:01.90    Izmir    20 AUG
2004    2:03.71    Manchester   11 JUL