President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerian track superstar, Tobi Amusan for her historic win in the women’s 100m hurdles at the 2022 World Athletics Championship in Oregon, USA.
Amusan set a world record in the semifinals of the athletic event before going on to win Gold at the finals.
The 24-year-old became the first Nigerian to win a World Championship.
“The President joins 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,” presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina said in a statement on Monday.
“The President thanks the track superstar 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.”
Buhari also congratulated Ese Brume for winning a silver medal in the Women’s long jump event.
“The President also commends Ese Brume for representing Nigeria with honour and pride, winning silver medal in the Women’s long jump event.
“The President lauds Team Nigeria for displaying courage, integrity and good sportsmanship on the world stage, proving that with hard work and determination, success is achievable,” the statement added.