It was in great cheer and delight the world stood at attention to honour the newly awarded gold medallist who broke into pieces her own record.
The name Tobi Amusan is not new to the track, but her achievements are new to the records. She’s been an ardent runner who has been topping her games since 2013.
She won a silver medal in African Youth Championship and brought a goal medal in the 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
In 2018, She won Commonwealth and 2019 African champion in the event
And now winning it big at the Eugene, Oregon track, Amusan won gold in the final women’s 100m hurdles event.
Amusan broke her own record she set in the semi-final of 12.16s with a 12.06s on the final 100m hurdles event.
The 25-year-old award-winning Athlete walked home with her name on a $100,000 cheque.
Her success was applauded by Nigerians from all works of life including the Presidential Aspirant Peter Obi, Tinubu and Atiku.
The Governor of Ogun state(Amusan’s state of origin) Dapo Abiodun, also sent his congratulatory message to Amusan for making the people of Ogun proud by emerging as the first Nigerian to win the world’s championship.
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria expressed his excitement through a statement written by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina. Among other things, he said; her success will continue to be a source of inspiration to the upcoming generations of Nigerian athletes to achieve spectacular success.
Usain Bolt also congratulated the young champ for her achievement.