Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports activities Growth, Mr Sunday Dare says it’s a brand new daybreak for the nation’s athletics.
Dare acknowledged this whereas congratulating the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) after athlete Tobi Amusan gained Nigeria’s frist ever gold medal within the simply concluded World Athletics Championship.
Ese Brume additionally claimed a silver medal.
Reacting to Nigeria’s late rally for medals in Oregon and the nation’s finest efficiency ever on the Championships, Sports activities Minister Sunday Dare stated these heartwarming feats will herald a brand new daybreak for Nigerian athletics.
“I’m so happy with what Tobi Amusan, Ese Brume and even those that didn’t get on the rostrum have achieved in Eugene, Oregon. That is the start of nice issues for Nigerian athletics. This can be a new daybreak.
“Years of exhausting work and constantly knocking on the door has yielded the appropriate dividends. For the primary time in our historical past we’ve a World Champion. That is large. Congratulations to Nigeria.”
The Minister additionally highlighted a number of different optimistic outcomes for Crew Nigeria although they didn’t finish in podium finishes.
“For me, these medals aren’t the one positives from the World Championships. The 4×100m relay groups(women and men)confirmed loads of promise for the long run.
“The ladies barely received right here because the sixteenth finest crew on the earth however they received so near getting on the rostrum, the boys additionally gave it their finest shot and confirmed they’ve a vibrant future.
“Our athletes within the quick sprints additionally confirmed character. A few of them are competing on a excessive stage stage like this for the primary time, rubbing shoulders with very skilled and event examined veterans and legends and never falling too far behind in extraordinarily robust conditions.
“They will beat their chests and be happy with what they’ve achieved, we now have the duty to proceed to help them by creating the appropriate atmosphere for his or her progress.”
Nigeria left her finest for the final day of the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, United States of America by successful a gold and a silver medal.
Tobi Amusan broke the 100m hurdles World Report within the semi-finals with an astonishing 12.12s and adopted up with a (+2.5) wind-assisted 12.06s within the ultimate.
The time within the ultimate wouldn’t be recognised because it was properly over the authorized +2.0 wind help allowed in Athletics.
Earlier than then, she had run 12.40s within the warmth to set a brand new African Report.
Amusan has now change into Nigeria’s first-ever World Champion in athletics.
Crew Nigeria would go on to rejoice one other podium end within the Lengthy Bounce, with Ese Brume’s 7.02m leap.
Brume gained a bronze medal on the 2019 World Championships and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
With the World Championships now over, Nigeria will now concentrate on the Commonwealth Video games beginning later this week in Birmingham, United Kingdom.