The Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh has congratulated Oluwatobiloba Amusan for winning the Diamond League 100m hurdles title for the third straight year.
The petite sprint hurdler ran a personal season’s best to make history as the second woman after Dawn Nelson-Harper to win a hat-trick of 100m hurdles title.
Enoh stated that the victory was a beautiful way for Amusan to wind down an athletics season that brought joy, tears and goosebumps. He added that her determination and mental strength is worth emulating.
“I join millions of Nigerians globally to felicitate with Tobi Amusan on a deserved win at the Diamond League. The victory is one that will restore her confidence after the difficult ordeal she passed through this year.
‘Even though she lost the World Championships title, she won our hearts in Budapest. I am glad that she was able to overcome all of the challenges to defend her crown for the third consecutive time.”
‘I urge Tobi and other Nigerian athletes to reflect on this season, applaud themselves for their hard work and look towards the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
‘His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has utmost commitment to sports and the President will stand by all Nigerian athletes, who are fighting hard to represent the country at the international stage.’
Amusan emerged champion competing in a strong field that included Olympicchampion, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, former world record holder, Kendra Harrison, reigning world champion, Danielle Willaims of Jamaica and 2019 world champion, Nia Ali of the USA among others.