The President, Major General (retd.) Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday warmly congratulated Tobi Amusan on winning Nigeria’s gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles at the 2022 World Athletics Championships.
Amusan’s performance set a new world record in the semifinals of the track and field event, making her the first Nigerian woman to win a world championship.
According to a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President thanked the athletics superstar for making the Nigerian national anthem resound on the international podium.
The statement is titled “President Buhari Celebrates Athletics Superstar Amusan for Winning Gold at World Athletics Championships.”
Adesina said, “The President joins millions of Nigerians in celebrating this outstanding achievement by a compatriot and two-time African champion who in one night stunned the athletics world with her outstanding performance.
“The President thanked the athletics superstar for making the Nigerian national anthem resound again on the international podium and remembering the nation with tears of joy and triumph, hope and victory, disbelief and faith.
“President Buhari says the legendary career and achievements of the golden girl will continue to inspire future generations of Nigerian athletes to achieve spectacular success.”
Buhari also praised Ese Brume, who represented Nigeria with pride and honor, winning a silver medal in the women’s long jump.
He commended the Nigerian team for showing courage, integrity and good sportsmanship on the world stage and demonstrating that with hard work and determination, one can succeed.