Youth Olympic Champ, Rosemary Chukwuma commits to South Plains College
2018 Youth Olympics 100m champion, Rosemary Chukwuma has left the shores of Nigeria to begin her four-year collegiate career in US.
The scintillating sprinter has joined Onaara Obamuwagun, reigning African u20 Triple Jump champion at South Plains College, Texas.
Rosemary dominated the Youth and Junior sprints since 2017 within Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Last season, the Abuja-based jovial athlete made her debut at the IAAF World Championships where she competed in the 4x100m. She was part of the team that clinched the sprint relay Gold at the 2019 All African Games in Morocoo.
At the 2019 African U20 Championships in Abidjan, she brezzed to victory in the 100m and 200m as well as 4x100m. In 2018, she won the sprint double at the African Youth Games held in Algiers and she alongside Blessing Okagbare, Joy Udo and Tobi Amusan won the 4x100m Bronze at the Commonwealth Games.
Interestingly out of 10 races over the 100m and 200m last season, Rosemary won 7 except the National U20 100m where she finished 2nd, All Nigeria Championships in Kaduna where she placed 3rd and at the African Games where she bowed out of the 200m in the semis.
She holds a Personal Best of 11.44s and 23.45s in the 100m and 200m respectively. Rosemary is set to make her debut for South Plains on Saturday at Texas Tech Corky Classic.