Adegboyega, Omoba Adedoyin

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAdegboyega Folaranmi•Adedoyin
Used nameAdegboyega, Omoba•Adedoyin
Born11 September 1922 in Shagamu, Ogun (NGR)
Died31 January 2014 in Abeokuta, Ogun (NGR)
Measurements180 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsQueen's University Belfast, Belfast (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Nationality Nigeria


Adegboyega, Prince Adedoyin was a Nigerian national who competed for Great Britain at the 1948 Olympic Games because Nigeria did not yet have recognition by the International Olympic Committee. Prince Adedoyin studied medicine at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland before returning to Nigeria to practice obstetrics and gynecology. While in the UK he won several meets in the high jump and long jump at Combined University meetings. In September of 2012 the Ogun State Government in Nigeria bestowed honors on Prince Adedoyin, the first Nigerian Olympian, who was from one of the ruling houses of Remoland.

Personal Bests: HJ – 1.969 (1949); LJ – 7.35 (1947).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR NGR Adegboyega, Omoba Adedoyin
High Jump, Men (Olympic) 12
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 5

Olympic family relations

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