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:
In 2016 I will be 22, graduated from a school I have not chosen yet, and going to the olympics (:
— Morolake Akinosun™ (@MsFastTwitch) July 28, 2011
And this is what she tweeted on 30th July, 2016 on being selected for the Olympiads:
I tweeted that 5 years ago.
I graduate from Texas in December.
I'm going to the Olympics next week. https://t.co/vusyh5G5Y3
— Morolake Akinosun™ (@MsFastTwitch) July 30, 2016
Akinosun is set to graduate from Texas this year, and she already won gold representing the U.S. in the 2015 Pan American Games.