Lokonyen Rose


IOC Refugee Olympic Team
TeamIOC Refugee Olympic Team
Games Participations2
First Olympic GamesRio 2016
Year of Birth1993
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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 at 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 represented the Athlete Refugee Team at the World Relays Championships in Yokohama, Japan, in May 2018; and was invited to Geneva to participate at the 5th Formal Consultation on the Global Compact on Refugees.

Rose also competed in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 over 800m. Since then, she has moved to Canada to be a full-time student-athlete at Sheridan College in Toronto.

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