The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate Bola Tinubu, Big Brother Naija host Ebuka Obi Uchendu, and Labour Party (LP) presidential contender Peter Obi have all paid respect to Tobi Amusan, a Nigerian athlete.
According to MINIECHAT, Amusan surged to victory in the women’s 100m hurdles in Oregon on Sunday, becoming the first Nigerian athlete to win a gold medal in a World Athletics Championship.
The 25-year-old sprinter crossed the finish line at Hayward Field in 12.06 seconds after shattering the world record in an astounding semifinal with a time of 12.12 seconds.
Britany Anderson of Jamaica won silver in 12.23 seconds, while Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico, an Olympic champion, won bronze in 12.23.
I truly congrats Tobi Amusan on winning the 100-meter hurdles gold medal and setting a world record, Obi stated in a tweet on Monday in response. Her sobs at the platform during the Nigerian anthem indicate that our beloved nation needs leaders who can match the skills and aspirations of its young people.
The following tweet from Tinubu was in a similar vein: “Congratulations to our new Track & Field superstar Tobi Amusan on becoming the new World Champion in the women’s 100m hurdles; smashing the world record not once but twice in the process.”
“Tobi Amusan First Ever Nigerian Athlete in History to Set a World Record in Any Event,” Ebuka wrote. 100m hurdles in 12.12 seconds! Unreal.
Amusan commented after winning the final race, “Honestly, I trust in my talents, but I wasn’t expecting a world record at these championships.” “Always, the objective is to perform well and win. The world record is thus an added benefit. When I saw it on the screen after the semifinals, even though I knew I had it in me, I couldn’t believe it.
“I simply tried to maintain my composure and give it my all during the final. Knowing that I had a task to complete, I took a deep breath, and it seemed to work well. I was aware of its rapidity, but not this rapidity.
In the meantime, Tobi Amusan received sincere congratulations from President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday for winning the women’s 100m hurdles gold medal for Nigeria.
According to a statement from Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President for Media and Publicity, Buhari joins millions of Nigerians in congratulating a fellow countrywoman who is a two-time African Games champion for pulling off this amazing feat in one night and shocking the athletics world with her extraordinary and stellar performance.
The President expressed his gratitude to the track star for bringing the national anthem of Nigeria back to life from the international stage and leaving the people with the excitement and everlasting memories of tears of joy and success, hope and victory, incredulity and belief.
The famous career and accomplishments of the golden girl, according to Buhari, will continue to motivate future generations of Nigerian athletes to attain extraordinary success.
Ese Brume also receives praise from him for proudly and honorably serving Nigeria by taking home a silver medal in the women’s long jump competition.