The Ogun State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Hon. (Dr.) Oluwadare Kehinde has reiterated that the state will honour Diamond League winner Tobi Amusan
NAIRA SPORTS reports that Tobi Amusan set a new African record in the 100m Hurdles event after storming to a winning time of 12.42s in the Diamond League final meet held in Zurich.
Amusan’s winning time erases Glory Alozie’s previous feat of 12.44s set in 1999 and also saw her become the first Nigerian to ever win a Diamond League title.
The petite sprint hurdler is expected to pocket USD 30,000 in prize money as well as getting a wild card for next year’s World Athletics Championships in Oregon, U.S.A.
Since her agonising miss at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics where she missed out on a medal as widely expected, Amusan has shown great composure and tenacity.
Reacting to the win, the commissioner told NAIRA SPORTS that the state will encourage and motivate her and other athletes to keep putting in their best in the game.
According to him, “We will encourage her and give her a good welcome back to Ogun state and work on her welfare and all of them generally, the Governor has directed us to welcome her back to Ogun state, in a matter of time we will plan so she can meet up with excellency” he said
Tobi Amusan is a native of Odogbolu local government in Ogun state.