Doreen Amata

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Doreen Amata
Personal information
Born May 6, 1988 (1988-05-06) (age 30)
Lagos, Nigeria
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)

Doreen Amata (born 6 May 1988 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a female track and field athlete from Nigeria who specialises in the high jump event.[1]

Amata represented Nigeria at the 2008 Olympic Games, finishing in 16th place in the overall-rankings. She claimed a gold medal for her native West African country at the 2007 All-Africa Games.

Amata competed for Nigeria at the 2016 Summer Olympics, but she did not qualify for the finals.[2] She was the flag bearer for Nigeria during the closing ceremony.[3]

Her personal bests in the event are 1.95 metres outdoors (Abuja 2008, Daegu 2011) and 1.93 metres (Banska Bystrica 2016).

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Nigeria
2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 1st 1.89 m
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia NM
Olympic Games Beijing, China 16th (q) 1.89 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 27th (q) 1.85 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 8th 1.93 m
All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique 1st 1.80 m
2012 African Championships Porto Novo, Benin 4th 1.75 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 17th (q) 1.90 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 12th 1.88 m
African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo 2nd 1.85 m
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 9th 1.89 m
African Championships Durban, South Africa 2nd 1.82 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 27th (q) 1.89 m
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 10th 1.80 m


  1. ^ Doreen Amata at IAAF
  2. ^ "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2016-08-23.
  3. ^ "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony". 2016-08-21. Retrieved 2016-08-23.
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Doreen Amata". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-11-03.

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