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12/02/2020

Snapshot - Ayodele Ikuesan, Kedger and European Vice-Champion in the 4x100m relay!

A 2010 KEDGE graduated, Ayodele Ikuesan is an elite athlete who has won many national and international titles in the 100 m and 4 x 100 m relays.

Ayodele Ikuesan graduated from KEDGE Business School’s Grande Ecole Programme in 2010.

KEDGE GRANDE ECOLE PROGRAMME 

With more than 12 years of experience in high-level sports, this KEDGE Alumni holds down both a sports and a professional career as she is both a change management consultant & an agile coach.

 

"I did a Master ESC at KEDGE Marseille, and did a double major there: an MSc in Biology, and an MBA with marketing, finance, etc.,” she said.

 

The sprinter Ayodele Ikuesan - Youtube TV5MONDE

A specialist in sprinting, Ayodele has an impressive track record. In 2008, she qualified for the Beijing Olympics in the French 4 x 100 m relay. In 2009, she carried the title of French Elite Champion in the 60 m with a time of 7s 32. She also won the bronze medal in the 100m event and the gold medal in the 4 x 100 m relay that same year at the Mediterranean Games of Pescara. In 2012 she was once again selected for the London Olympics with the French 4 x 100 m relay team.

In 2013, during the French Elite Championships, our Kedger finished 3rd place in the 100 m final with a time of 11s 34. At the World Championships in Moscow in the summer of 2013, Ayodele and her partners were vice-world champions of the 4 × 100 m relay for a few hours before they were disqualified. In 2013, she also won the gold medal in the 100 m relay at the Jeux de la Francophonie in Nice.

 

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In 2014, during the French Elite Athletics Championships in Reims, she became Vice-Champion of France in the 100 m relay. At the European Championships in Zurich, she qualified for the 100 m final by setting her own new record: 11s 22!

In 2015, at the Eaubonne meeting, she once again beat one of her own records in the 60 m relay with a time of 7s 28.

More recently, in August 2017, she took part in the World Championships in London while at the same time pursuing her professional career.

 

AWARDS

Ayodele has been a change management consultant and agile coach since October 2016. She supports companies in their managerial and digital transformation projects.

"My professional experiences and my career as a top athlete provide me with the strength needed to succeed in these projects. Pursuing both careers requires the qualities of determination, organisation, and self-sacrifice, which I put to good use in both my professional and sports career," she explained.

Finally, Ayodele is also a member of the Athletes' Commission at the French Olympic Committee representing the athletes at this Olympic organisation.

 

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