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U.S. sprinter makes good on tweet from 2011

Morolake Akinosun

EUGENE, OR - JULY 02: Morolake Akinosun and Ariana Washington run in the first round of the Women’s 100 Meter’s Dash during the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on July 2, 2016 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

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By finishing fourth in the Olympic Trials 100m, Morolake Akinosun made her first Olympic team and made her tweet from 2011 a reality.

Akinosun tweeted on July 28, 2011, that in 2016 she would graduate from a school she had not yet chosen (University of Texas) and be going to the Olympics.

Akinosun, after finishing her college career this spring, was not among the most heralded sprinters going into the Olympic Trials, with a top time of 11.07 seconds for 2016.

It would require somewhere around 11.00 seconds to make the Olympic 4x100m relay team by finishing in the top six at the Trials on July 3.

Akinosun shined at Trials, breaking 11 seconds for the first time in her first-round heat, then doing it again in the semifinals and the final (10.95 seconds).

Akinosun is now slated to race in the Olympic 4x100m relay first round on Aug. 18, and if she performs well, perhaps earn a place on the relay final quartet one day later.

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