INSPIRATIONAL! Athlete fulfills TWEETED 5-year-old goal; joins USA team for the Rio Olympics

The 22-year-old will be representing her nation the 4x100m relay pool event.

By Sahil Bakshi | Updated: Jul 31, 2016, 14:47 PM IST
INSPIRATIONAL! Athlete fulfills TWEETED 5-year-old goal; joins USA team for the Rio Olympics
Courtesy: Twitter (@FloTrack)

New Delhi: Morolake Akinosun, a track & field athlete, is selected as part of the Unites States' contingent for the Rio Olympics.

The 22-year-old will be representing her nation the 4x100m relay pool event.

Though making it to the Olympics is in itself one of the greatest achievements of a sportsman's career, Akinsosun's mention as one of the athletes representing USA is all the more special considering she had made her goal public 5 years ago.

In 2011, she had tweeted:

And this is what she tweeted on 30th July, 2016 on being selected for the Olympiads:

 

 

Akinosun is set to graduate from Texas this year, and she already won gold representing the U.S. in the 2015 Pan American Games.