Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has congratulated sprint hurdler Tobiloba Amusan on her historic feat at the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting in Zurich on Thursday.
Amusan ran 12.42 seconds to break a 21-year-old African record (12.44s) held by her country woman Glory Alozie to win the 100m hurdles in Zurich thereby becoming the first Nigerian, man or woman in the Diamond League era to be crowned Diamond League champion.
According to Dare, the 24-year old’s feat is the icing on the cake of what has been an eventful and successful year for Nigeria despite the limitations posed by the ravaging Convid-19 pandemic.
“Congratulations Tobi on your win at the Diamond League final. This is a perfect representative of what has been a roller coaster year for Nigerian athletes and the Federal Government is thrilled that our young ones are redefining who we really are at the global stage,” said the Sports Minister who praised President Muhammadu Buhari for the huge support his ministry has been enjoying.