Barr. Caleb Mutfwang, Governorship Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Plateau State, His Running Mate, Hon. Ngo Josephine Chundung Piyo, President Mohammadu Buhari, Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress, APC presidential candidate, and Ebuka Obi Uchendu, Big Brother Naija host, have felicitated with Nigerian athlete, Tobi Amusan.
Clusterchannel reports that Amusan became the first Nigerian athlete to win a World Athletics Championship gold as she stormed to victory in the women’s 100m hurdles in Oregon on Sunday.
The 25-year-old, who had obliterated the world record in an astonishing semifinal where she clocked 12.12sec, powered over the line at Hayward Field in 12.06sec.
Jamaica’s Britany Anderson took silver in 12.23sec, while Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico claimed bronze in 12.23.
Reacting, Barr. Mutfwang in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Monday, wrote: “I felicitate with Tobi Amusan on a well achieved & deserved feat. We share in this glory even as we advocate for leadership of inclusivity on the Plateau that will enable our women become the best they can be & create an enabling environment for athletics & our athletes to thrive.”
Similarly, Ngo Piyo tweeted: “Congratulations dear Tobi Amusan, I am so proud of you. Together with His Excellency Caleb Mutfwang we will make it a duty to raise young women who will make Plateau and Nigeria proud in the coming years.”
Obi wrote: “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.”
Tinubu tweeted: “Congratulations to our new Track & Field superstar Tobi Amusan on becoming the new World Champion in the women’s 100m hurdles; smashing the world record not once but twice in the process.”
On his part, Ebuka wrote: “Tobi Amusan First ever Nigerian athlete in history to set a world record in any event. 12.12 seconds in the 100m Hurdles!!!Unreal.
“Honestly, I believe in my abilities but I was not expecting a world record at these championships,” Amusan said after her final victory. “The goal is always just to execute well and get the win. So the world record is a bonus. I knew I had it in me but I could not believe it when I saw it on the screen after the semis.