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Buhari hails Amusan for making Nigeria proud at World Athletics Championships

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Tobi Amusan for winning the women’s 100m hurdles gold for Nigeria at the World Athletics Championship 2022.

In a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Monday in Abuja, the president joined Nigerians to celebrate 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.”

Amusan made history as the first Nigerian to win a world title and an unprecedented world record in one day.

She first ran a blistering 12:12 seconds to shatter the world record of 12:20 seconds set by Kendra Harrison of U. S. in the semi-finals.

She followed up with a (+2.5) wind-assisted 12.06s in the final.

According to the president, the legendary career and achievements of Amusan will continue to inspire the upcoming generations of Nigerian athletes to achieve spectacular success.

He also commended Ese Brume for representing Nigeria with honour and pride, winning a silver medal in the Women’s long jump event.

The president lauded Team Nigeria for ”displaying courage, integrity and good sportsmanship at the world stage, proving that with hard work and determination, success is achievable.”

(NAN)

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