Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has congratulated Team Nigeria’s heroines after their spectacular success at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA, on Sunday.
Tobi Amusan caused a stir after smashing a world record in the Women’s 100-meter hurdles in the semi-finals at the World Championships.
Amusan came in with a record time of 12.12 seconds, beating Kendra Harrison’s 2016 record of 12.20 by 0.8 of a second.
She went on to bag gold in the final, though her initial finishing time of 12.06 was ruled out due to strong wind speeds.
An overjoyed Secretary General of the NOC, Banji Oladapo pointed out that Amusan was part of athletes that received IOC scholarships from 2017 to 2021 and she is currently on IOC scholarship from 2021 to 2024.
“The target is to win Gold in Paris 2024. NOC is happy that she has shot herself and Nigeria into reckoning’’ as she described her as an inspiration to everyone at home.”
The NOC also applauded the efforts of Ese Brume who won Silver after winning Bronze in the Olympics in Tokyo.
“The skill, determination and hard work shown by the athletes and their support teams throughout the Championships have been an inspiration to us all. We salute their strength, passion and determination,” Oladapo noted.
Team Nigeria finished 13th on the overall medal placement and third best placed country from Africa.
Nigeria finished behind Kenya and Ethiopia with Uganda finishing fourth place.