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Anyika Onuora is a retired British athlete who took gold at the 2014 European Athletics Championships as part of the GB 4x100m team.

She won a World Championship bronze medal in 2015 and a Olympic bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 4 x 400 metres.

She has since then retired from athletics in 2019 following an 18-year career. She, who was born in Liverpool and is the sister of former footballer Iffy Onuora.

In October 2015, 10 months before winning her bronze medal in Rio 2016, Anyika had become severely unwell from malaria after visiting her late father's home village in Nigeria. Few of her fellow GB athletes were aware that she had been unwell and could not walk due to illness, never mind train in preparation for the Rio Olympics selection trials.

Despite this, she successfully qualified for the Olympics, and by 2016 had recovered sufficiently to win gold and bronze medals in Amsterdam and Rio.

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