Ludmila EngquistRussia to SwedenA Russian athlete who won gold for Soviet Union in 100m hurdles in 1991 World championship and competed in 1988 and 1992 olympics. But she later decided to represent Sweden and won gold in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Merlene OtteyJamaica to SloveniaHad a very successful career in Jamaica, winning 3 silver and five bronze. She decided to go to Slovenia in 1998 after criticism on her below-par performance post a drug-ban. She won bronze for Slovenia in Sydney Olympics.
Saif ShaheenKenya to QatarIs a steeplechase runner from Kenya formerly known as Stephen Cherono. His move to Qatar in 2003 was unpopular as many accused him of changing citizenship for financial gains. He won two gold for Qatar in world events (2003 & 2005).