An old tweet by Tobi Amusan, winner of the gold medal in 100m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in the USA, has resurfaced online.
“Unknown now, but soon I will be UNFORGETTABLE. I will Persist until I SUCCEED,” she tweeted on November 8, 2016.
The 25-year-old Athlete is the first Nigerian to win the gold medal at the World Athletic Championship.
Her performance came 90 minutes after she set a record time in the semi-finals with 12.12 seconds, which broke the 12.20 record of America’s Kendra Harrison, who finished behind Amusan at second place.
Amusan finished in 12.06 seconds in the final which would have broken her new world record, but her new record was ineligible as the wind speed was over legal limit.
“The goal was to go out and to win this gold medal,” she said.
She recovered from a slightly slower start to put on a captivating performance, finishing the race.
Puerto Rico’s Olympic champion, Camacho-Quinn took home the bronze medal in her first ever World Championships.
She showed great determination to end Nigeria’s medal drought at the World Championships, having held nothing back in the semis, just a day after setting the African record in the opening heats.
For Amusan, it was an emotional moment on the podium as she sang along to the Nigerian national anthem.
This marked the first time since 2000 that the Nigerian national anthem was played at a senior athletic championship event.