The Speaker of the House of Representatives , Femi Gbajabiamila, has congratulated Tobi Amusan for making the country proud by emerging as the fastest woman in the 100 metres Hurdles event at the 2022 World Athletics Championship in Oregon, United States of America.
Gbajabiamila, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said the Nigerian gold medalist, Amusan, wrote her name in gold by her resilience, hard work and commitment.
Gbajabiamila also congratulated Ese Brume who equally made the country proud by winning silver in the long jump competition.
The Speaker greeted the entire Nigerian contingent and their managers for their hard work.
In a related development, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has equally congratulated Team Nigeria’s heroines after their spectacular success at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA, on Sunday.
Tobi Amusan smashed the world record in the Women’s 100-meter hurdles in the semi-finals at the World Championships.
Amusan came in with a record time of 12.12 seconds, beating Kendra Harrison’s 2016 record of 12.20 by 0.8 of a second en route to her gold medal race though her initial finishing time of 12.06 was ruled out due to strong wind speeds.
An overjoyed Secretary General of the NOC, Banji Oladapo pointed out that Amusan was part of athletes that received IOC scholarships from 2017 to 2021 and she is currently on IOC scholarship from 2021 to 2024.
”The target is to win Gold in Paris 2024. NOC is happy that she has shot herself and Nigeria into reckoning” as she described her as an inspiration to everyone at home”.
The NOC also applauded the efforts of Ese Brume who won Silver after winning Bronze in the Olympics in Tokyo.
“The skill, determination and hard work shown by the athletes and their support teams throughout the Championships has been an inspiration to us all. We salute their strength, passion and determination,” Oladapo noted.
Team Nigeria finished 13th on the overall medal placement and as third best from Africa behind Kenya and Ethiopia while Uganda finishing fourth place.