'More Tobi Amusans Need To Be Scouted, Inspired In Ogun' - World Athletics Champion - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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'More Tobi Amusans Need To Be Scouted, Inspired In Ogun' - World Athletics Champion

••• As Jubilation Erupts At Alma Mater Back Home In Ijebuland

 • Situation at Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School Ijebu Ode Ogun State on Monday

The Daily Crucible | Tuesday, July 26, 2022

World - class sprinter and athletics champion, Oluwatobiloba Amusan, has reacted after her Alma Mater, Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, erupted in jubilation.

Teachers and tudents were seen jumping up in excitement over Tobi Amusan world record smashing feat she attained with the winning of the women’s 100m hurdles gold at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Elated Amusan recalled that her career started  at Our Lady many years ago, saying  she was overwhelmed seeing students of the school feeling so excited at her victory in Oregon.

Noting that the next generation needed to be inspired as there are still many 'Tobi Amusans' that also needed to be scouted, the World Athletics record holder said she looks forward to meeting the kids of her Alma mater soon.

"The last 24hrs has been surreal. Emotions flying in different shapes and forms. 

"These kids are students of my Alma-Mater, Our Lady of Apostles, Ijebu Ode where my career started many years ago. Seeing them so excited about my victory is so overwhelming. 

I look forward to meeting them soon 

"The next generation needs to be inspired. There are still many 'Tobi Amusans' that needs to be scouted," she stated on her social media handle.

Tobi Amusan as a student of Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School Ijebu Ode Ogun State 

The Daily Crucible reports that the Nigeria's Athlete, Tobi Amusan, had in the early hours of Monday (Sunday in Oregon), won the women’s 100m hurdles gold at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
According to Agence France-Presse (AFP), Tobi Amusan became the first Nigerian athlete to win a World Athletics Championship gold as she stormed to victory in the women’s 100m hurdles in Oregon on Sunday.
Amusan, who had obliterated the world record in an astonishing semi-final where she clocked 12.12sec, powered over the line at Hayward Field in 12.06sec.
Her winning time will not be recognised as a world record, however, due to a strong following win of 2.5 metres per second.
Jamaica’s Britany Anderson took silver in 12.23sec, while Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico claimed bronze in 12.23.
Amusan had produced a jaw-dropping world record in the semi-finals, smashing the previous best mark of 12.20secs held by Keni Harrison of the United States in 2016.
“Honestly, I believe in my abilities but I was not expecting a world record at these championships,” Amusan said after her final victory. “The goal is always just to execute well and get the win. So the world record is a bonus. I knew I had it in me but I could not believe it when I saw it on the screen after the semis.
“Before the final, I just tried to stay calm and to do my best. I took a deep breath knowing that I have some goal to accomplish and it worked pretty good. I knew it was very fast but not this fast.”
Harrison had been left in Amusan’s slipstream in the semi, and was again shown a clean pair of heels by the Nigerian in the final.
Amusan got off to a scorching start and was smoothly into her stride after the first hurdle, building a clear lead and then pulling away ahead of Anderson and the fast-closing Camacho-Quinn.
AFP

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