Gina Akpe-Moses Wants To Make History In The 2020 Tokyo Olympics


Photograph: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Gina Akpe-Moses  is set to make history at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Gina was two and a half years old when her family moved to Ireland. She became an Irish citizen at age eight and started running with St Gerald’s Athletics Club during that time.

At just 8-years old, Gina she won her first gold in a U-10 100m Community Games and that became the start of greater things for her career. She has won national titles at club and school level, as well as silver at the European Youth Olympics in both the 100m and 200m events.

She became well-known when she won gold for Ireland at the European Under-20 Championships, making her the first Irish athlete to win gold at the competition. She also became the best women’s under-20 sprinter in Europe at 18-years old.

A member of the Irish U20 4x100m relay team which smashed the national junior record at the Diamond League, Gina continues to show her prowess on the track. Gina has come a long way but she’s not done yet, her eyes are set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which is just two years away.

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