Deji Aliu

Deji Aliu ( born November 22, 1975 in Lagos) is a Nigerian sprinter.

First international success he achieved in 1994 as African junior champion in the 100 -meter run and the 200 -meter run. At the Track World Junior Championships in Lisbon, he won gold in the 100 m and silver over 200 meters.

At the World Athletics Championships in 1999 in Seville, he finished together with Innocent Asonze, Francis Obikwelu and Daniel Effiong third place in the 4 x 100 - meter relay. However, the squadron later lost the bronze medal after Innocent Asonze doping has been demonstrated.

The Pan-African Games in Abuja in 2003, he won in a personal best of 9.95 s the gold medal over 100 meters ahead of his compatriot Uchenna Emedolu. In the same year he finished fifth in the 100 - meter race at the World Championships in Paris.

The greatest success of his career, he celebrated at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. As a finisher in the 4 x 100 - meter relay team, he won jointly with Olusoji Fasuba, Uchenna Emedolu and Aaron Egbele the bronze medal in 38.23 s

He was also twice Nigerian national champion over 100 m (2002 and 2003).

Deji Aliu has a competition weight of 75 kg at a height of 1.85 m. His brother Musa Deji is also athlete.