Nigeria needs leaders to match Tobi Amusan’s talents, ambitions –Peter Obi
Obi congratulates Tobi Amusan over gold medal win at World Athletic Championship
By Valentine Amanze
The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Mr. Pater Obi, has said that Nigeria needs leaders to match the strength and ambition of the country’s first gold medalist at World Athletic Championship, Tobi Amusan, to turn it around.
Obi, who spoke via his Twitter handle, @PeterObi, on Monday, also congratulated Amusan for winning the 100m hurdles gold medal and setting a world record.
Obi tweeted: “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.”
With the feat, Tobi Amusan has become the first Nigerian athlete to win a World Athletics Championship gold as she blazed to victory in the women’s 100m hurdles in Eugene, Oregon.
Amusan, who had smashed the world record in the semi-final where she clocked 12.12 seconds, powered over the line at Hayward Field in an incredible 12.06 seconds.
However, her winning time will not be recognised as a world record due to an illegal tailwind of 2.5 metres per second.
Britany Anderson of Jamaica won silver in 12.23 seconds, while Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico had to settle for bronze in 12.23 seconds.