It’s all happening for UT’s star sprinter and 2016 Olympian Morolake Akinosun. But she’s not surprised. In fact, she predicted most of her success five years back.
The Longhorn athlete tweeted out a few expectations for herself when she was 17, still in high school and hadn’t yet settled on Texas for college. According to the younger Akinosun, at age 22 she would have graduated and be going to the Olympics.
A follow up tweet Saturday, five years later, shared Akinosun’s progress with the Twitterverse. The runner qualified for the 2016 Olympic games earlier in July and will be graduating from UT come December.
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
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
Here’s to hoping Akinosun puts her ability to tweet her goals into reality to good use. A house with a pool, maybe? Or, you know, a gold medal.
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