By ABIRHIRE THOMAS and BENEDICT OBANYAGBON, Abuja
The Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has congratulated Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume on the duo’s successful outing at the just-concluded World Athletics Championship in Oregon, United States of America.
The top lawmaker’s congratulatory message came via a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yomi Odunuga, in Abuja, on Tuesday.
Tobi Amusan broke the 100m hurdles World Record in the semi-finals with an astonishing 12.12s and followed up with a (+2.5)wind assisted 12.06s in the final.
By this feat, Amusan who hails from,ijebu ode, Ogun State has now become Nigeria’s first ever World Champion in athletics.
Her compatriot, Ese Brume from ughelli Delta State, won a silver medal in the long jump with 7.02m leap, behind German Olympic Champion Malaika Mihambo.
Reacting to the development, Senator Omo-Agege said these heartwarming victories signal the beginning of a new dawn for Nigerian athletics.
He noted that their outstanding performances at the competition are reflective of the indomitable spirit of an average Nigerian, who will leave no stone unturned in bringing glory to the country.
“Their heroic performances have brought renewed hope and made our country the cynosure of all eyes on the global map. The takeaway from these feats is that when one sets one’s mind to something, nothing is impossible.
“I feel vindicated in my conviction that if given the chance, many Nigerian women who are blessed with great potentials can further contribute towards the progress and development of our fatherland,” he said.