President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Tobi Amusan for winning the women’s 100m hurdles gold for Nigeria at the World Athletics Championships 2022.
The President, in a statement issued on Monday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, also saluted the track superstar for setting a new world record in the semifinals of the athletic event and becoming the first Nigerian to win a World Championship.
President Buhari joined 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 thanked her 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 said the legendary career and achievements of the golden girl would continue to inspire the upcoming generations of Nigerian athletes to achieve spectacular success.
Buhari also commended Ese Brume for representing Nigeria with honour and pride, winning a silver medal in the Women’s long jump event.
The President hailed Team Nigeria for displaying courage, integrity and good sportsmanship on the world stage, proving that with hard work and determination, success was achievable.