Rosemary Chukwuma is a sprinter from Nigeria. She won a bronze medal in the 4 x 100 m relay at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and a gold medal at the 2019 African Games. In 2018, she won the gold medal in the 100 meters with a time of 11.17 seconds at the Summer Youth Olympics. At the 2022 Commonwealth Games, she won a gold medal in the 4 100m relay.
Early Life and Education
Rosemary Chukwuma was born in Ekwashi, Ebonyi State, Nigeria on December 5, 2001. The young and enterprising athlete received her primary and secondary education in Nigeria before moving to the United States for her university education and to further her athletic career.
Rosemary Chukwuma made her international debut at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, where the Nigerian 4 x 100 m relay team finished third in 42.75 seconds, trailing only the English and Jamaican teams. She did not compete in the 200 m, but she did win a gold medal with the 4 x 100 m relay team at the 2018 African Championships in Asaba, Nigeria, in the summer. She qualified for the Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires and won the 100-meter gold medal there earlier this year, after winning two gold medals in the 100- and 200-meter races at the 2018 African Youth Games in Algiers.
With the Nigerian 4 x 100 m relay team, she ran times of 11.62 seconds, 23.81 seconds, and 45.56 seconds. In 2019, she won three gold medals at the Junior African Championships in Abidjan. In May, she competed for Nigeria in the 4 x 100 m relay at the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, clocking a time of 45.07 seconds in the first round. She then competed in her first African Games in Rabat, where she advanced to the 200 m final despite not starting the race. She won the gold medal with the Nigerian relay team in 44.16 seconds.
She also won a gold medal in the women’s 4 x 100m relay at the 2022 Commonwealth Games alongside Tobi Amusan, Ofili Favour, Nwokocha Nzubechi Grace, and Udo Joy Gabriel Chinenye.
Achievements and Titles
- 100 m: 11.05 (2022)
- 200 m: 22.33 (2022)
- Gold medal – first place, 2019 Rabat, 4×100 m relay
- Gold medal – first place, 2022 Birmingham, 4 × 100 m relay
- Bronze medal—third place, 2018 Gold Coast, 4 × 100 m relay
The African U20 Championships
- Gold medal – first place, 2019 Abidjan, 100 m
- Gold medal – first place, 2019 Abidjan, 200 m
- Gold medal – first place, 2019 Abidjan, 4×100 m relay
Youth Olympic Games
- Gold medal – first place, 2018 Buenos Aires, 100 m
African Youth Games
- Gold medal – first place, 2018 Algiers, 100 m
- Gold medal – first place, 2018 Algiers, 200 m
- 2 x African U20 champion
- 2 x All-Africa U18 Games winner
- 1 x In Top 8 at Commonwealth Games
- 2 x National Champion
- 1 x Current African Record holder – 4x100m
She has a net worth of $500,000.