President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated to Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan for winning the women’s 100m hurdles gold medal at the World Athletics Championship 2022.
Amusan, at the event, set a new world record in the semi-finals of the athletic event and became the first Nigerian to win a World Championship.
In the same vein, world’s fastest man, Mr. Usain Bolt, has also congratulated Amusan, on her performance in the ongoing World Athletic championship.
President Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Monday, joined millions of Nigerians to celebrate the outstanding feat by a compatriot and two-time African Games champion, Amusan, who in one night stunned the athletics world with her superlative and stellar performance.
The President thanked the track superstar for making the Nigerian national anthem resonate again from the international podium, leaving the nation with the excitement and unforgettable memories of tears of joy and triumph; hope and victory; incredulity and belief.
President Buhari said that the legendary career and achievements of the golden girl will continue to inspire the upcoming generations of Nigerian athletes to achieve spectacular success.
The President also commended Ese Brume for representing Nigeria with honour and pride, winning the silver medal in the Women’s long jump event.
The President lauded Team Nigeria for displaying courage, integrity and good sportsmanship on the world stage, proving that with hard work and determination, success is achievable.
Quoting a tweet confirming Tobi’s win at the semis by the World Athletics official page, Mr. Bolt lauded the champion, tweeting “Congrats,” with emoticons of the Nigerian flag and applauses.
After her performance in the finals, the Jamaican athlete also wrote, “Superb #Tobi.”
In the meantime, encomium has not stopped pouring in as Nigerians celebrate Amusan’s feat at the ongoing athletics meeting in Oregon, United States.