Tujiamini Bronze Winner - Rukia Nusra: Future superstar of Kenyan Hurdling 

April 11, 2024
Pius D Shiundu

Tujiamini Bronze award winner Rukia Nursa continues on her path to becoming a household name by making the final of the Women's 100m Hurdles at the All Africa Games In Ghana. 

The future Kenyan sprint sensation has been making waves with her speed and unyielding determination, leaving her mark on tracks around the nation. In her build up to the All Africa Games, she has twice broken the national 100m Hurdles record with her current PB sitting at an impressive 13:71 seconds. 

The All Africa Games saw her showcase her talent and grit in a series of electrifying races that had spectators on the edge of their seats. Starting with a bang, Rukia stormed through her heat, claiming a commendable second-place finish and securing her place in the semifinals.

Undeterred by the experience of the competition, Rukia powered through the semifinals, crossing the line in an impressive third place and booking her ticket to the final. As the anticipation reached a fever pitch, Rukia took her place among the finalists which included world record holder Nigerian Tobi Amusan. Despite facing formidable opponents and the pressure of the moment, which included a false start by Tobi Amusan, Rukia was able to stay calm and delivered a stellar performance crossing the finish line in a respectable sixth place at a time of 14.09.

But Rukia's journey to the All Africa Games was about more than just podium finishes. As a Bronze winner in the Tujiamini initiative, she embodies the spirit of perseverance and determination. Her journey serves as a reminder that success is not always measured in medals, but in the courage to chase your dreams against all odds.

Rukia's aspirations have her sights firmly set on a place at the starting line of the Paris Olympics. She is determined to break new ground and push her limits even further with a goal of lowering her PB to 12.90 seconds. Rukia is on a quest for greatness, fueled by her unwavering determination and pursuit of excellence.

But Rukia's journey is not without its challenges. As a female athlete in a male-dominated sport, she's acutely aware of the hurdles that lie ahead. She's calling for more opportunities and better facilities for women in athletics, advocating for the inclusion of more women in coaching roles to inspire the next generation of athletes.

As she continues her quest for excellence, Rukia remains grounded in her commitment to overcoming obstacles and inspiring others to pursue their dreams. With races lined up in Croatia, Spain, Germany, and Belgium, Rukia’s  journey is far from over. She is on a mission to not only make her mark on the track but to inspire a new generation of athletes and change the face of athletics in Kenya. And with her passion, determination, and unwavering spirit, there's no doubt that she'll continue to defy limits and chase her dreams, one race at a time.

The Tujiamini Bronze award sees 80 successful applicants receive KSh 10,000 each and every month. The sports and talent initiative powered by Sportpesa and managed by DBA Africa is rewarding applicants with KSh3,000,000 worth of sports goods, products or services each and every month. For more information about Tujiamini kindly visit the website. 

Tujiamini Rukia.