25th November 2019


British sprinter Anyika Onuora has announced her retirement from athletics after nearly 20 years on the track and a glittering haul of every major championship medal.

Onuora calls time on her career with Olympic bronze from Rio 2016, world bronze from 2015, European titles in 2016 and 2014 and three Commonwealth medals.

In total, Onuora amassed 11 medals across the Olympic Games, World Championships outdoor and indoor, European Championships and Commonwealth Games.

She also claimed British titles in the 200m and 400m and was captain of the England team for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast last year alongside Tom Bosworth.

Onuora said: “I have had the most amazing career and I’ve exceeded my own expectations in terms of what I have achieved. I started out as a sprinter and then I moved up to the 400m and it has been very, very successful but I have decided to move on.

“Unfortunately I won’t be training for Tokyo [2020 Olympic Games] but I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years – my coaches, my support staff, medical, training partners and most of all the fans.

“I couldn’t have been on this journey if it wasn’t for the people supporting me over the years and I am so thankful and blessed that I am walking away from the sport healthy with a few medals under my belt. I am ready for the next chapter.”