ELONU Adaora

28 Apr 1990
31
Female
1.85/6'0''
HOUSTON, TX
 
United States of America
GIRONA
 
Spain

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
BKB Basketball Women 11

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Saitama Super Arena
NGR
Nigeria
72
USA
United States
81
Finished
Saitama Super Arena
FRA
France
87
NGR
Nigeria
62
Finished
Saitama Super Arena
NGR
Nigeria
83
JPN
Japan
102
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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World Cup
RankEventYearLocation
8Women2018Santa Cruz de Tenerife, ESP

African Championship
RankEventYearLocation
1Women2019Dakar, SEN
1Women2017Bamako, MLI
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Athlete
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Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
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English
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Uni Girona CB [Spain] since 2019/20
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Eric Suris [club], ESP; Otis Hughley [national], USA
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Power forward (ligadia.feb.es, 07 Jun 2019)
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Her brother Chinemelu Elonu has played basketball at club level, including for Greek Basket League [GBL] side AEK Athens and Pallacanestro Reggiana of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A [LBA]. (12thman.com, 18 Feb 2020; reggionline.com, 14 Jan 2019)
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Liga Femenina [ESP] (zonadostres.com, 07 Jun 2019)
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To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (12thman.com, 18 Feb 2020)
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She was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] of the 2019 Spanish Supercopa after winning the competition with Uni Girona CB. (sportinglife.ng, 25 Sep 2019)

She was named MVP of the 2016 Copa de la Reina in Spain after her club CB Conquero won the tournament. (feb.es, 02 Jul 2016)

General Interest

General
TEAM CAPTAIN
She was named captain of the Nigerian national team ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Tenerife, Spain. "Everything is a team effort so there is no pressure. The girls trust me and I have the same trust in them." (aclsports.com, 12 Aug 2018; guardian.ng, 07 Feb 2020; fiba.basketball, 19 Sep 2018)

DUAL CITIZENSHIP
Born in Houston, TX, United States of America, she holds dual citizenship for Nigeria and the United States of America. "I want to move to Nigeria after everything is finished. It's a place that I feel the most comfortable." (ligadia.feb.es, 07 Jun 2019; Perfumerias Avenida YouTube channel, 05 Oct 2016)

CHARITY WORK
She is a member of the Hope For Us Charity, which aims to improve healthcare, education, sustainability and social justice in African nations. Her brother Chinemelu is vice-president of the charity. (12thman.com, 18 Feb 2020; Instagram profile, 01 Jan 2019)

Legend
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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