**Buhari celebrates her win
Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan set a new World Record of 12.12 seconds in the semi finals of the 100 meters hurdles event at the World Athletic Championships 2022 in Eugene USA.
The previous record of 12.20 was set in 2016 by Kendra Harrison of USA.
Amusan who later won gold at the finals in a wind assisted 12.06 became Nigeria’s first ever world champion and won herself a $100,000 prize for the record.
President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Amusan for winning the women’s 100m hurdles gold for Nigeria.
A presidency statement issued on Monday, hours after the feat, said that Buhari joined millions of Nigerians in celebrating a compatriot and two-time African Games champion, “who in one night stunned the athletics world with her superlative and stellar performance”.
The President 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.
“President Buhari says the legendary career and achievements of the golden girl will continue to inspire the upcoming generations of Nigerian athletes to achieve spectacular success.
“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 at the world stage, proving that with hard work and determination, success is achievable”, said the statement signed by Femi Adesina,
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity).