Nigeria’s Sport Minister, Sunday Dare said it’s a “new dawn” for Nigerian athletics as top athletes representing the nation left the best for the last day of the Oregon 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, USA by winning a Gold and a Silver medal.
Tobi Amusan broke the Women’s 100m Hurdles World Record (WR) in the semi-finals and also won gold in the final of the event. Compatriot Ese Brume then went on to claim a silver medal in the final of the long jump event at the Championships.
Reacting to Nigeria’s late rally for medals in Oregon and the country’s best performance ever at the Championships, Sports Minister, Sunday Dare said these heartwarming feats would herald a new dawn for Nigerian athletics.
Tobi Amusan broke the Women’s 100m Hurdles Word Record (WR)
“I am so proud of what Tobi Amusan, Ese Brume and even those who didn’t get on the podium have achieved in Eugene, Oregon. This is the beginning of great things for Nigerian athletics. This is a new dawn,” Dare said.
“Years of hard work and consistently knocking on the door have yielded the right dividends. For the first time in our history we have a World Champion. “