A Rising Star Athlete
Aniekeme Alphonsus’ meteoric rise in Athletics has been phenomenal.
Discovered at the 2013 at the AKS/MPN/NNPC Schools Athletic Championship, Aniekeme is already a Junior and Senior National Champion, African Champion and record holder in the United States of America.
Then a student of Community Secondary School, Ikot Ada Idem, Ikot Ekpene, Aniekeme emerged the overall best Athlete at the championship with 3 Gold medals in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay race for Girls.
She was camped along with other athletes from Akwa Ibom in Calabar in preparation for the first Nigeria Junior Sports Festival in Abuja later that year. At the Festival, Aniekeme emerged the fastest female junior athlete in Nigeria and proceeded to represent the country at the Junior Africa Athletic Championship in Addis Ababa and Mauritius in 2015.
At Addis Ababa, she won the Bronze in the 200m race and the Gold in the 4x100m. At Mauritius, she won a Silver in Long jump, a novel event for her and Gold in the 4x100m race.
She stunned the Athletic world when in July, 2017, at the All Nigeria Track and Field Championship, she won the 100m senior title, adding it to the junior title she had won a month earlier.
She went on to represent Nigeria at the 2017 IAAF World Championship in London and at the 2019 All Africa Games.
The Obot Akara born Aniekeme began her tertiary education at the University of Port Harcourt before moving to the Oral Roberts University in the United States of America, where she has already set a new school record in the 60m race.
Akwa Ibom Celebrates a Rising Star