Rose Nathike Likonyen

IOC Refugee Olympic Team ROT

Athletics

  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Rio 2016
  • Year of Birth
    1993
Olympic Results

Biography

Rose Nathike Likonyen

Rose and her family left South Sudan because of the war and arrived at the Kakuma refugee camp in 2002. Her parents went back to South Sudan in 2008, but her siblings remained in Kakuma. During her time at school, she participated in many running competitions and in 2015 she participated in a 10km run in Kakuma organised by the Tegla Loroupe Foundation. She has been training with the Foundation ever since, and was selected for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 as part of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team, for whom she was the flag bearer.

Since the Olympic Games, she has represented the Athlete Refugee Team at the World Relays Championships in Yokohama, Japan, in May 2017, and has been invited to Geneva to participate in the 5th Formal Consultation on the Global Compact on Refugees.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rio 2016

#7 h2 r1/3
800 metres
800 metres Athletics