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Olympian Morolake Akinosun's Faith Inspires Belief Beyond the Impossible


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Five years ago 22-year-old Nigerian-American Morolake Akinosun tweeted about her dream to compete in the Olympics.



Dreamed it, planned it, now I'm doing it. #Rio2016 #Olympics

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She ended up going above and beyond her dream, winning gold in Rio competing in the 4 x 100m race. 

"In 2016 I will be 22, graduated from a school I have not chosen yet, and going to the olympics," she tweeted in 2011.

The track star said she was inspired to post the message after watching World Championships for track and field.

"At the time I tweeted that out, it was more of a dream and an aspiration," Akinosun told BuzzFeed. "A goal has to be somewhat realistic. I wasn't on the level yet and I didn't know for sure that I would ever get there, but I for sure wanted to get there."

Akinosun won a gold medal during the 2015 Pan American Games among other awards.

She once again took to social media; this time to post that her prediction came to pass.

"It's 2016. I graduate from Texas in December. I'm going to the Olympics next week," she tweeted.

The tweet went viral with more than 300,000 likes and more than 200,000 retweets.

Akinosun, a Christian, said her faith inspired her to believe beyond the impossible while inspiring others.

"If you have a dream, I want to encourage girls to go ahead and go after it, no matter how big it is, no matter how many people think your dream is unachievable," Akinosun added. "It's yours — go for it."


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