17 year old Nigerian, Prosper Nwoko rules Australia youth athletics
NEWSMAN – Nigerian youth and athletic prodigy, Prosper Nwoko dominates Australian Youth Athletics world in his recent win during the country’s Summer Set College Athletics Meet in Queensland
Nwoko returned at the time of 10.91 seconds to pick the 100metres gold at the meet in March 2020, has with the victory not given up his domination of the Australia School Athletics, which he claimed in the 2018 meet, as he has remained both the State and National champions at his age category, Sportinglife reported.
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Nwoko is the winner of the boys U18, 100metres as well as 200metres at the 2019 Australia All Schools Championships, where he ran 10.77 (+2.4) to win the gold in the 100 metres race, and 21.49 seconds for the 200 metres, a feat which has earned him scholarship from the Austrian government, to the admiration of his parents.
His mother, Joy Smart Nwoko, said that “his talent has got him scholarship in a prestigious college here, which he attends. He is in grade 11 and we can’t stop thanking God. Where would I have seen money for such school?”
Nwoko, was said to have been was preparing to lead Australian to the World U20 Athletics Championship, before the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic that led to the cancellation of the event.