Nigeria’s fastest 400 meters runner in 2022 Rosemary Chukwuma opened up her 2023 campaign with a win running 53.51seconds to win the women’s 400meters at the Texas Tech Corky Classic.
She ran the fastest time across the six heats finishing ahead of Nayanna Dubarry-Gay in 54.63 seconds and Lacarthea Cooper in 54.91 seconds.
It was An outstanding season opener for Rosemary Chukwuma, dashing to the fastest time in the world this year at the Texas Tech Corky Classic.
The Texas Tech junior student ran a superb time of 7.11s to win her qualifying heat, which erased her School Record and currently propels her to the top of the world list in 2023.
She came back in the final, running within the same time to win the event in 7.13s, ahead of Maboundou Kone in 7.26s. Success Umukoro, who clocked a Personal Best of 7.37s in the semis, equalled the time to finish fifth in the final.
Chukwuma’s time is the fastest since Blessing Okagbare ran a Personal Best of 7.10s in 2021. It also sits her as the eighth fastest Nigerian athlete in history. PULSE