On this day 22 years, Glory Alozie clocked a Personal Best (PB), National Record (NR) and African Record (AR) of 12.44s in the women’s 100m Hurdles at the Monte Carlo Herculis-Zepter, Monaco.

Even more brilliant is the fact that Alozie recorded 12.44s three times in her career, running that time for the second time enroute her win at the Bruxelles Memorial Van Damme that same season.

In 1999, a season where she ran an AR of 10.90s in the 100m, she again ran 12.44s to clinch Silver in the women’s 100m Hurdles final at the Sevilla World Championships behind Gail Devers (12.37s).

Till today, Alozie remains Nigeria and Africa’s fastest woman in the event as well as the only medallist at both the World Championships and Olympics in the 100m Hurdles.

Oluwadare Popoola
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