Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume have received congratulations from President Muhammadu Buhari for their success in the World Athletics Championship in Oregon, USA.
In a statement, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, quoted the President as saying that young athletes will be inspired to aim higher by the stars’ accomplishments.
Amusan set a new world record of 12.12 seconds to become the first Nigerian to win a gold medal at the World Athletics Championship.
In the women’s long jump competition, Ese Brume also took home a silver medal.
The statement reads; “President Muhammadu Buhari expresses heartfelt congratulations to Tobi Amusan for winning the women’s 100m hurdles gold for Nigeria at the World Athletics Championship 2022, setting a new world record in the semifinals of the athletic event and becoming the first Nigerian to win a World Championship.
“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.
“The President also commends Ese Brume for representing Nigeria with honour and pride, winning silver medal in the Women’s long jump event.
“The President lauds Team Nigeria for displaying courage, integrity and good sportsmanship at the world stage, proving that with hard work and determination, success is achievable.”
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