Tiwa Savage, President Buhari, Usain Bolt and More Congratulate Tobi Amusan
On the 24th of July, 2022, Nigeria was lit with immense pride and gratitude. Streets were filled with smiles and talks, while the internet buzzed with congratulatory messages. All because of the record breaking achievements of a compatriot – Tobi Amusan.
In the early hours of the day, Tobi broke the women’s 100m hurdles world record in the semi-finals at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon. She broke her record of 12.40 seconds, which was set in the first round of the championships.
With a record shattering time of 12:12 seconds, the 25-year-old athlete won 100 meters hurdles gold, marking it as Nigeria’s first gold medal ever, in the history of the championships. She is officially the first Nigerian athlete to win a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships.
Ever since her victory, congratulations have been pouring in from left and right,especially from her proud compatriots. The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari penned a congratulatory message to her, conveyed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. He said,
“The President joins millions of Nigerians in celebrating this outstanding feat by a compatriot and two-time African Games champion, who in one night stunned the athletics world with her superlative and stellar performance.” He thanked her 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. The legendary career and achievements of the golden girl would continue to inspire the upcoming generations of Nigerian athletes to achieve spectacular success.” The president also lauded another Nigerian athlete, Ese Brume, for winning a silver medal in the women’s long jump at the same championships.
Other Nigerian politicians who congratulated the athletes are the Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo; Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu; PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar; LP Presidential candidate, Peter Obi; Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun; Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki and more.
Taking to his Twitter account, Usain Bolt, an eight-time Olympic gold medalist, also congratulated Tobi Amusan.
Congrats 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 https://t.co/ly9W9EAfGK
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) July 25, 2022
Amongst the several artistes who sent their congratulatory messages was Tiwa Savage. The talented singer shared a video call she made with the athlete, congratulating and promising her full support in the future. Watch below:
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Here is the video of Tobi Amusan setting the world record at the Worlds Athletic Championships.
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