Anyika Onuora is a retired British sprint track and field athlete who competed in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 400 metres, and also the 4×100 metres relay and 4x400 metres relay.

Specialising in the short sprints and sprint relays in her early career, and despite being part of the Great Britain 4 x 100 metres relay team that took gold at the 2014 European Athletics Championships, her coach suggested a move to the longer 400 metres sprint and relay in her later career which led to her most significant individual and relay successes.

In the 4 x 400 metres relay, she won a World Championship bronze medal in 2015, while in 2016 she won an individual bronze in the 400 metres. Relay gold in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the European Championships was followed by an Olympic bronze medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay in Rio in 2016.

Why were you attracted to the programme?

I was attracted to the program as I would like to work in areas to inspire the next generation as well as seek work opportunities outside of sport

Giving Back

Anyika has worked with various schools and communities especially in her home town in Liverpool to give back to the youth of the city. Anyika demonstrates this by attending coaching clinics, motivational talks as well as supplying them with kit and equipment.

Anyika is also Malaria No More UK Ambassador

Competitive Record

European Championships
4x400m Bronze 2018
400m Bronze, 4x400m Gold 2016
4x100m Silver 2006, Gold 2014

4x400m Bronze 2016

World Championships:
4x400m Bronze 2015

Commonwealth Games Medalist:
4x100m Bronze 2014
4x400m Bronze 2014
4x100m Silver 2006

200m British Champion: 2011, 2013
400m British Champion: 2015. 2018