Mary Onyali Omogbemi, Nigeria Ex-Olympian and Commonwealth Games medalist has been appointed as Special Adviser on Sports by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.
It was on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, during a meeting between the Sports Minister and the National Olympic Committee (NOC) Executive Committee, that the appointment was announced.
The 51-year-old won the bronze medal in the 4 × 100 meters relay at the 1992 Olympic Games and in the 200 meters at the 1996 Olympic Games.
Onyali also won the 1994 Commonwealth Games 100 meters title.
She had an exceptional performance at the All Africa Games, winning a total of 7 individual medals in the short sprints.
She also won 100m in 1990, 1991, 1995 and 2003. She took bronze medal in 1987.
Onyali won gold medals in 200m in 1987, 1995 and 2003 respectively.
She was part of the quartet for the Nigerian 4 × 100 m relay team who won all races between 1987 and 2003, at the African Games.
She is the only Nigerian who had participated in the Olympic games for five times. Between 1988 to 2004.