Stephanie Onusiriuka, 10, is a gymnast who represented Anambra at the National Sports Festival in Edo State. She won a gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal for the team.
In an interview with BBC, Stephanie said she has been into gymnastics since she was 2 years old.
At 2, her parents helped nurture her talents by providing her with YouTube videos and registered her with the gymnastics career as a Professional gymnast where she got access to wide exposure through trainings and competitions.
She has participated in quite a number of competition where she won worthy medals such as South African Competition, the African level System Gymnastics in Pretoria and National Youth Games in Illorin.
Stephanie broke the record of winning the Simone Bikes HandbStand Challenge, haven finished within 18 Seconds, ahead of the host Simone Biles herself, who finished in 40Seconds.
Young Stephanie first appearance in the National Sports Festival this year was a memorable moment as she won a gold for her team.
Ambitious Stephanie aims to represent Nigeria on the Olympics. Speaking with news men at the closing of the National Sports Festival, Stephanie has appeal for support to realise her dream.
“I feel very happy because this is my first National Sports Festival. Though I was scared of the other opponents at some point because they were doing double back’, ‘double Arabian’ and falling’.
“In the next 10 years, I see myself in the Olympics but I ask the government to give us better equipment so that I can be able to do my double back’ myself,” she said.