- Nigerian First Nigerian to win an individual medal at the Olympic Games
- 400 Mtere Bronze Medalist (Atlanta Olypics 1996)
- First and only Nigerian to win double medals in one Olympics
For doing our Nigeria and Africa proud in the world of sports, Falilat Ogunkoya was honoured with the Federal Republic of Nigeria National Honour of Member of the Order of the (MON)
The Traditional Ruler of her hometown in Ogun State honoured her with a chieftaincy title for her service to Nigerians and the humility at large.
Founded the Falilat Ogunkoya Foundation
Core Objectives of the Foundation
- To identify and nurture young Nigerians into world class athletes.
- To engage street kids in sports skills acquisition schemes with the hope of taking them off the street and making responsible citizens of them.
- To promote the welfare of active athletes and retired ones.
- To use sports to reduce violent conflicts, grug use and alcohol abuse among youths.
- To work with relevant agencies to offer education about the environment and HIV/AIDS using SPORTS.
- To duly promote the good image and products of the corporate sponsors of the Foundation.