- Name: Bowofoluwa Egbeyemi
- Date Of Birth: 30th January, 2000
- State of Origin: Ondo
- Secondary School: Yaba College of Technology Secondary School, Yaba
- Current University: University of Ibadan
- Course & Year: Mechanical Engineering
- Coached By: Musa Deji
- Personal Bests: 100m (10.76s), 200m (22.34s)
- Sponsors: NDWestern Limited
- IAAF Profile: Bowofoluwa Egbeyemi
It’s not often you find people as gifted academically as they are on the track, but Bowofoluwa Egbeyemi is one of such athletes. Born on 30th January 2000, Egbeyemi’s journey in Athletics started competitively at the 2015 Top Sprinter Athletics Championships in Lagos where he defeated more experienced junior athletes to claim the 200m Bronze medal in the U18 category, which was his first time running on the track!
Interestingly, the same year, he gained admission on the merit list into the prestigious University of Ibadan to study Mechanical Engineering at the tender age of 15. This shows his prowess as an A+ student and a talented sprinter, who if nurtured in the right environment, can excel well at both fields.
He joined Making of Champions (MoC) Track Club in January 2017, and his first outing for the club was the National U-18 Championships held in Abuja where he finished on the podium in the 100m in 3rd place.
Not long after, Egbeyemi made his debut at the National Senior Championships and entered the 10s club for the first time in his career. His impressive performances earned him a sponsor – ND Western, an Oil and Gas company, which awarded him a three-year Student-Athlete scholarship.
Egbeyemi who is MoC’s first and only Athlete at the University of Ibadan, represented the institution at the West Africa University Games (WAUG) in November 2018 where he won his heat but narrowly missed a place in the 100m final. Competing in his last year as a Junior athlete, Egbeyemi participated at the 2019 National U20 Championships in Ilaro and gave a good account of himself as he finished 4th in the men’s 100m final.
Egbeyemi has got big dreams for himself, and one of them is to be Nigeria’s first Engineer to become a World or Olympic Medallist. With the steady progress he is making, it’s only a matter of time before the young Engineer in the making turns his dreams into reality.
Note: 2 decimal places signify Electronic timing, 1 decimal place signifies Hand-timing
|2017||Jul 13th||10.93s||6th||Heats||National Championships||Abuja|
|Jun 17th||11.08s||3rd||Final||AFN/MoC National U20 & U18 Championships||Abuja|
|Jun 17th||11.27s||1st||Heats||AFN/MoC National U20 & U18 Championships||Abuja|
|2016||Sept 29th||11.58s||3rd||Final||Top Sprinter Athletics Championships||Lagos|
|Sept 29th||11.62s||1st||Semis||Top Sprinter Athletics Championships||Lagos|
|2017||Jun 17th||22.99s||6th||Final||AFN/MoC National U20 & U18 Championships||Abuja|
|Jun 17th||22.58s||1st||Heats||AFN/MoC National U20 & U18 Championships||Abuja|
|2016||Sept 30th||23.41s||1st||Final||Top Sprinter Athletics Championships||Lagos|
|Sept 29th||23.25s||1st||Semis||Top Sprinter Athletics Championships||Lagos|
|2015||Oct 3rd||22.73s||3rd||Final||Top Sprinter Athletics Championships||Lagos|
|Oct 3rd||23.40s||1st||Semis||Top Sprinter Athletics Championships||Lagos|
- AFN/MOC National Youth (U18) 100m Bronze Medallist
- Top Sprinter 200m Youth Champion
- Top Sprinter Youth 100m Bronze Medallist
- 2015 Top Sprinter 200m Junior Bronze Medallist
- MoC Track Club wins 1 GOLD & 1 Silver as 7 Athletes make Finals at National U18 & U20 Trials
- ND Western-sponsored Egbeyemi competes at first Commonwealth Games Trials
- Udo-Gabriel is Nigeria’s Fastest Girl, as 6 MoC Athletes set PBs at National U-20 & U18 Trials!
- MoC unveils 16-year old Bowofoluwa Egbeyemi for 2017 Athletics season
- ND Western awards 3-year Student-Athlete Scholarship to MoC’s Bowo Egbeyemi
- MoC’s Jerry Jakpa wins National 200m Bronze medal at All Nigeria T&F Champs
- Alphonsus, Chukwuma claim double titles at National U18 & U20 Championships
- MoC Athletes win 7 medals at National U20 & U18 Championships
- Jakpa & Udo-Gabriel storm to double titles at Top Sprinter 2016: