Folashade Alice Oluwafmiayo is a Nigerian athlete who competes in the Paralympics. She was born on March 11th, 1985, in Jos, Plateau State — Nigeria.
Alice Oluwafemiayo is a Paralympic athlete who was born in Jos, Nigeria, and is married to another athlete who competes in the Paralympics too. She has won the world championship a total of three times and is a gold medallist.
Quick Facts About Folashade Oluwafemiayo
- Full Name — Folashade Alice Oluwafmiayo
- Date of Birth — March 11, 1985
- Place of Borth — Jos, Plateau State
- Height — 5 feett
- Sport — Powerlifting
- Husband — Tolulope Taiwo
- Net Worth — $500,000
Honours — 1 Paralympic Games Gold Medal (Tokyo 2020), 1 Paralympic Games Silver Medal (London 2012), 3 World Championships Gold Medals (Mexico City – 2017, Nur-Sultan – 2019, Tbilisi – 2021)
Why Was Folashade Oluwafemiayo Disqualified in 2012?
In 2013, when competing in the World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, she tested positive for the prohibited masking chemical furosemide, which resulted in her receiving a two-year suspension from the competition. Her world record lift of 125 kilogrammes was also disqualified, and she was stripped of the gold medal she won in the 79 kilogramme weight class of the competition.
At the Summer Paralympics in 2012, Folashade competed in the women’s 75 kilogramme division. She not only won a silver medal, but she also set a new world record for her weight class. At the World Para Powerlifting Championship in Mexico in 2017, she competed in the powerlifting division and came away with the gold medal. The Paralympian, on the other hand, was disqualified because of a violation of the anti-doping regulation.
How Many Gold Medals Has Folashade Oluwafemiayo Won?
At the 2021 World Para Power Lifting Championships, which took place in Tbilisi, Georgia, Alice Folashade won the gold medal for her division.
As a direct result of her dogged determination, she not only broke the previous world record in this competition by lifting 152.5 kilogrammes, but she also won the gold medal in the 2022 Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, London.
The World Championships were held in Mexico City in 2017, in Nur-Sultan in 2019, and in Tbilisi in 2021. Folashade competed in each event with 86 kg and won three gold medals, placing first in each competition.
Who is Folashade Oluwafemiayo’s Husband?
Oluwafemiayo Folashade is 36 years old and has a height of 1.8 metres. Her husband is Paralympic powerlifter Tolulope Taiwo.
“Yes, I expected her to win and return with the medal.”
This was Mr. Tolulope when asked if he thought she would be successful in Mexico. He stated that he did anticipate her to win.
“This is her first World Championships; she has been yearning to win gold for Nigeria since she won silver at the London 2012 Paralympics, where she also broke the world record in the 75kg.”
Mr. Tolulope elaborates further on his explanation.
“She usually sings to my hearing that she wants a gold medal and will work hard to get it.”
Idris Adesina, who was conducting the interview, followed up with further inquiries, such as how he first met her and what he appreciated most about her.
“How we ended up as couples is still a funny thing to me. We always met at the National Competition. She represented Pleatu State while I represented Edo State. I was friendly with all the ladies there, so she was equally my friend. During the 2011 National Competition, I decided to engage her in a conversation that was interrupted by a very long call. When she was back, I brought up the topic of her being my girlfriend, but she laughed over it. That didn’t stop me either. When she broke the news to me that she was pregnant, I was happy because I wanted her to be my wife. We got married after the Competition in London.
“And if there is anything I love about her is her resilience, inner strength, and determination to succeed, which attracted me to her”
These were the words he used when he explained that he was not born with a disability but rather had polio and was mistreated.
She has competed in two competitions with pregnancies.
What is Folashade Oluwafemiayo’s Net Worth?
It is estimated that Oluwafemiayo Folashade has a net worth of approximately $500,000.