I kept battle with malaria secret – Onuora

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In 2015 malaria caused an estimated 429,000 deaths worldwide. That year British athlete Anyika Onuora feared she would become part of that dark statistic.

She was hospitalised but within a year Anyika won Olympic bronze as part of the Great Britain 4 x 400 relay team in Rio. All the while keeping her battle with the disease a secret from her team mates.

She is now an for ambassador for the charity “Malaria No More”

Photo: Anyika Onuora (r) takes in the crowds on a parade for Olympians in London Credit: Getty Images


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