News The athlete Reina Okori home for training For the first time, Reina Flor Okori is training on Equatorial Guinea soil before taking part in the Olympic Games. This time the destination is Rio de Janeiro 2016, where she will end her career as an athlete wearing the colours of the national flag.


Reina Flor Okori Makendengue was three times the champion of France in 100m hurdles between 2004 and 2008, and also champion of France in 60m hurdles in 2013, and reached the semi-finals at the Olympic Games in 2004, 2008 and 2012.

In this race, the Equatoguinean athlete is looking to reach the final in the upcoming 2016 games.  With less than three months to go before their start in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Reina Flor Okori has come to Equatorial Guinea, her country of origin, to train and do for her country what she does best; compete in order to win.

“always knew, at the bottom of my heart, that some day I would run for my country of origin. Today this desire has come true,and I will finally represent Equatorial Guinea at the upcoming Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games", she declared.

Born in Gabon in 1980, Okori is the daughter of Equatoguinean parents. She grew up and lives in France, the country she has represented at three Olympic Games. Today she is in Equatorial Guinea, with the desire to present the first Olympic medal to the country of her ancestors.

Text: Soledad Mangue Alima (DPWIGE)
Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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