The minister of women affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen has commended the outstanding performance of Tobi Amusan at the just-concluded World Athletics Championship in Eugene, Oregon in the United States.
, Dame Tallen said Amusan deserved praise for not only winning the women’s 100 metres hurdles gold medal for Nigeria, but also for setting a new world record in the semi-finals of the athletic event.
By the feat, she has also become the first Nigerian to win a World Championship Gold medal, which, according to the minister, “calls for celebration and commendations”.
In a statement, Dame Tallen said Nigerian Women and girls were joining “the global committee and other Nigerians to appreciate and commend this amazing and young girl whose heroic performance brought about renewed hope and placed Nigeria on the winning map”.
According to the statement, “Tobi Amusan is indeed an amazon who has redefined her space and name with her incredible outing in the world of athletics as she stood out tall as the Nigerian Flag flew proudly amidst the rhythm of the National Anthem and all accolades”.
Amusan’s performance, the statement went on, “is a true testimony of the indomitable spirit of the Nigerian woman, who will leave no stone unturned to bring glory to her home”.
The minister also congratulated Ese Brume “for her consistency in representing Nigeria”, and bringing home the silver medal in the long jump event for Women.
Similarly, she praised the “remarkable performance” of the Super Falcons at their recent international outing in Morocco as they “gallantly showed resilience and held their heads high” despite losing to their opponents.
“Truly, the saying “No woman, No Nation” has further come to the fore through these uncommon actions of our great champions and heroines for all the sacrifices made to put the green and white colours alive,” she added.
Writing by Azizatu Sani; Editing by Omotola Oguneye and Tony Okerafor