Rosemary Chukwuma wins 100m gold for Nigeria at the 2018 Youth Olymoics in Argentina (image courtesy Guardian Nigeria)

Rosemary Chukwuma has won a gold medal in the 100 meters event to give Team Nigeria their first medal at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Nigerian finished with a time of 11.17 seconds to emerge winner of the race on Monday.

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Julien Alfred of Santa Lucia took silver, while Gabriela Anahi Suarez of Ecuador got bronze.

“I am happy and satisfied because before coming to Argentina, I did not have good results,” she told reporters.

“I was scared that I would not get what I hoped for at these Games. I did not think that it was possible, but God sees to everything. I started to train in 2016 and I travelled to Australia last year to prepare in this discipline, then continued training in Nigeria.”