Reigning African, Commonwealth and World Champion in the 100m hurdles, Tobi Amusan has been officially unveiled as an ambassador of Nigeria’s digital and telecommunications services provider, Globacom.
The 25 year old was unveiled to the media at a ceremony held on Thursday September 29, 2022 at the company’s headquarters, Mike Adenuga Towers, in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Amusan became the first Nigerian world champion in an athletic event when she won the gold medal in the 100m hurdles event at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA.
She set a new world record of 12.12 seconds in the semifinal and followed this up with 12.06 seconds in the final to take the historic gold medal.
‘At Globacom, we are very proud of what Tobi Amusan has achieved in her athletics career. She is an embodiment of the Nigerian spirit of resilience, hard work and enterprise which enabled her to excel irrespective of the enormity of the challenges she encountered in her quest for success’, said Lawrence Odediran, Globacom’s Regional Manager, Sales, Lagos who represented the company at the event.
He said that the company’s decision to make Amusan its ambassador was not just to reward her for her sterling accomplishments, but also to promote the growth of sports in Nigeria and encourage the country’s teeming youths to aspire toward realising their dreams by looking up to the new ambassador as mentor.
Describing Tobi Amusan as a perfect testimony to the famous saying by Malcom X that “the future belongs to those who prepare for it today’, Odediran added that ‘she prepared very hard in the previous years and today belongs to her.’
According to him, ‘Tomorrow is also waiting for other determined Nigerian and African youths who begin their preparations today. We, therefore, urge them not to be discouraged by present challenges, but to continue to strive to realise their dreams’.