Johny Akinyemi Nigeria

Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

22 Nov 1988

Height

1.83m

Weight

82kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
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All-time
Gold Silver Bronze
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Sport Guides

CANOE SLALOM

Johny Akinyemi (right) on the rapids with BBC's Jeremy Walker Becoming Nigeria's first Olympic canoeist

How a 'miracle' helped a 23-year-old from Warrington reach London 2012 as a canoeist for the Nigerian Olympic team

8 Mar 12

Olympic hopes of Nigeria canoeist

British-born Johny Akinyemi tells the BBC's Jeremy Walker why he gave up his place at the top of the British Canoe rankings to compete for Nigeria, his father's home country.

Results for Johny Akinyemi

Date Event Rank Mark
29 Jul Men's Kayak Heats, 2nd Run 21 146.95 pts
29 Jul Men's Kayak Heats, 1st Run 20 104.70 pts

Head to Head

Johny Akinyemi vs Richard Hounslow

Johny Akinyemi

Johny Akinyemi Nigeria flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

2

London 2012 results (pts)

146.95 Men's Kayak Single (K1)

Height

1.83m (6'0")

Weight

82kg

Age

27

Richard Hounslow

Richard Hounslow Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

1

London 2012 appearances

7

London 2012 results (pts)

104.30 Men's Kayak Single (K1)

Height

1.83m (6'0")

Weight

76kg

Age

34

View the London 2012 medallist table