The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Chief Tonobok Okowa, early Monday, congratulated golden girl, Tobi Amusan and compatriot, Ese Brume, on their magnificent podium finish at the just concluded 2022 Environment Athletics championship, at Oregon, United States.
Okowa in a statement, explained it was the defining moment for his board subsequent the strong basis laid for a rejuvenation of athletics in Nigeria following coming on board past 12 months.
Oluwatobilola Amusan created historical past after she broke the world record in rapid succession at the semis and finals of the 100mh, placing a new planet history of 12.12secs although Ese Brume adopted fit with an amazing 7.02 to clinch the silver in the very long leap occasion.
The duo defied all odds to produce the identify of Nigeria in golden colors.
An ecstatic Amusan would say following the race: “the purpose was to come out and gain this. I just did. Actually, I imagine in my talents, but I was not expecting a world record at these championships.”
And an elated Okowa described the good results as a sign of bigger factors to come in athletics as the earth turns it’s interest to Birmingham, United Kingdom, for the Commonwealth Game titles which flags off this week.
Okowa gave his term that the AFN was at any time prepared to make Nigerian athletes comfortable by building provisions for their desires as it has been executing given that it arrived on board final yr.
Okowa, who is also the Executive Chairman, Delta State Sports activities Fee, also congratulated users of the AFN board on this historic achievement by Amusan and Brume, enthusing it was occurring in their time.