Season 01

Episode 23

Jennifer Madu: Why an American opted to represent Nigeria in professional sprinting

Jennifer Madu is an American-Nigerian sprinter, who has represented Nigeria at Rio 2016 in the 100m sprint and the 4x100m relay. She grew up in the US, where her immigrant family instilled values into her life that has enabled her to achieve her dreams. Jennifer shares insights into her career from College track at Texas A&M to picking a country to represent all the way to preparing for Tokyo 2020. Her story as a woman of colour who has excelled at her sport is intriguing, exciting and fascinating. She also talks about the evening she hung out with Usain Bolt, and her experiences meeting a range of other athletes. Definitely one not to be missed!

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