Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh has backed Tobi Amusan to successfully defend the World 100m hurdles title she won last year when the final holds Thursday evening in Budapest, Hungary.
The world record holder won the second semifinal in 12.56 to qualify for Thursday’s final at the National Athletics Centre..
Enoh believes Amusan embodies the resilient spirit of Nigeria ‘and we are glad she’s flying beyond all hurdles to do us proud in Budapest.’
“I have no doubt that Tobi can produce her magic again and clinch gold in the final. She has done it before and she can do it again. She has our support now and always’.
Amusan will be seeking to become the third woman in World Athletics Championships’ history to successfully defend the 100m hurdles title after Gail Devers’ (1991 and 1993) and Michelle Perry (2005 and 2007).
She holds both the Championships and the World record at 12.12 while former World record holder, Kendra Harrison holds the world leading time of 12.24 she ran in the first round heats of the event in Budapest.