The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 presidential election, Mr Peter Obi, Monday, congratulated Tobi Amusan on winning the 100m hurdles gold medal at the World Championships held in Eugene, United States.
Amusan becomes the first Nigerian athlete to win gold at the event.
Obi tweeted that, “I sincerely congratulate Tobi Amusan on winning the 100M hurdles gold medal and setting a world record.
“Her tears at the ceremony podium while the Nigerian anthem played connects that our dear country needs leaders to match the talents and ambitions of her youths.”
Amusan, 25, broke the record in the Women’s Hurdles twice at 12.06 seconds and 12.12 seconds and went home with $100,000. The second position went to
Jamaica’s Britany Anderson.
Amusan said after her victory that, “The goal was to come out and to win this gold.
“I believe in my abilities, but I was not expecting a world record at these championships. You know, the goal is always just to execute well and get the win. So the world record is a bonus.”