The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday, expressed heartfelt congratulations to Tobi Amusan for winning the women’s 100m hurdles gold for Nigeria at the World Athletics Championship 2022.
Amusan’s feat set a new world record in the semifinals of the athletic event, as she becomes the first Nigerian to win a World Championship.
According to a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President thanked the track superstar for making the Nigerian national anthem resonate again from the international podium.
The statement is titled ‘President Buhari celebrates track superstar, Amusan, for winning gold at world athletics championship.’
Adesina 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.
“The President thanks 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 says the legendary career and achievements of the golden girl will continue to inspire the upcoming generations of Nigerian athletes to achieve spectacular success.”
Buhari also commended Ese Brume for representing Nigeria with honor and pride, winning a silver medal in the Women’s long jump event.
He lauded Team Nigeria for displaying courage, integrity, and good sportsmanship on the world stage, proving that success is achievable with hard work and determination.