Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

NEW PODCAST: Morolake Akinosun - USA Olympic Gold Medal Sprinter

THIS IS EPISODE 435 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

Morolake Akinosun is a U.S. Olympic sprinter. She began her career in college at the University of Illinois, and later transferred to Texas, where she was a four-time NCAA 4 x 100 champion, and the winner of a gold medal at the 2013 USA Junior Championships in the 100-meter race. She became only the second woman ever to score in four events at an NCAA Outdoor Championships in consecutive seasons.

In 2015, she won a gold medal at the Pan American Games in the 4 x 100m relay; in 2016, she won a gold medal at the Olympics in Rio (4 x 100m relay); and in 2017, she won a gold medal at the world championships (4 x 100m relay).

In January 2018, Akinosun suffered a ruptured achilles injury that sidelined her for all of 2018 and half of 2019. She was able to return in the fall of 2019, and earned a bronze at the world championships (4 x 100m relay).

On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Akinosun about overcoming adversity, finding purpose, training for the 2020 Olympics, living for Christ and walking that faith out on the Olympic stage.

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