Nigeria’s Oluwatobiloba Amusan is reeling with excitement after claiming a Gold medal in the 100m Hurdles at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon, United States of America.
Amusan, 25, made history as the first African and Nigerian to win the Gold medal in the event, after coasting home with a time of 12.06s.
It would have been her second World Record (WR) of the day but for the excess wind.
The Ogun State-born athlete had earlier set a new World Record of 12.22s in the semi-final.
Jamaican Britany Anderson came second in 12.23s, while Olympic Champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn settled for Bronze at the same time.
“I couldn’t be more thankful, I have come out here with a win and the World Record,” Amusan said after her historic feat.
Her close friend, Ese Brume also made the day more memorable for Nigeria, claiming a Silver medal in the Women’s Long Jump.
There were emotional scenes as the sound of the Nigerian national anthem reverberated around the stadium, she could not help but shed tears. While the anthem played, tears could be seen flowing down her cheeks, and that was what it meant to lead your country to break the world record.
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