She did Nigeria proud breaking two world records at the The World Athletics Championship, but Tobi Amusan was all tears as she got the country’s national anthem, long played at any world tournament, rendered.
🇳🇬🏅 Tears of joy for new world record holder Tobi Amusan as she collects Nigeria's first ever World Championship gold! What a moment! 🤗 pic.twitter.com/0oAjQZLOJb
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_AUS) July 25, 2022
Even President Muhammadu Buhari thanked 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.
He expressed his heartfelt congratulations to Tobi Amusan for winning the women’s 100m hurdles gold for Nigeria at the World Athletics Championship 2022, setting a new world record in the semifinals of the athletic event and becoming 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,” a statement from his office said
President Buhari adds that the legendary career and achievements of the golden girl will continue to inspire the upcoming generations of Nigerian athletes to achieve spectacular success.
He 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 at the world stage, proving that with hard work and determination, success is achievable.
Below is YouTube video of the race: