Congratulatory messages are pouring in for the athlete, Tobi Amusan who set a world record in the 100 meters hurdles at the 2022 World Athletics Championship in Oregon, the US.
President Muhammadu tweeted his congratulations Monday morning, joining millions of Nigerians to celebrate the country’s first world champion.
I join millions of Nigerians in celebrating Tobi Amusan and her stellar performance, at the World Athletics Championships 2022. Her new World Record and Gold Medal have brought excitement and joy and hope to all of us, and made our national anthem resonate on a global stage. pic.twitter.com/8wO7sF6kEH— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) July 25, 2022
Anambra State former governor and the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi tweeted that the tears of the athlete showed that Nigerians need leaders to match the talents of her youth.
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.-PO— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) July 25, 2022
The presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu also congratulated the athlete via his Twitter handle.
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.— Bola Ahmed Tinubu (@officialABAT) July 25, 2022
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar said he was proud of Amusan’s feat.
He also tweeted that he plans to refocus investment in sports and the creative sector if he’s elected as Nigeria’s president in 2023.
All hail Nigeria's Tobi Amusan, the record-breaking women's 100m hurdles champion. I am particularly proud of this feat, and it underscores my plan to refocus investments in sports, and creative sectors, amongst others. #WorldAthleticsChamps -AA— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) July 25, 2022