As many Nigerians across the globe feel sad and some in tears over the release of a video showing ISWAP-Boko Haram terrorists flogging and dehumanizing Abuja-Kaduna train victims on Sunday, Oluwatobiloba Amusan, a first Nigerian world champion in sports, burst into tears as Nigeria Anthem is played during the Olympic game closing ceremony to crown her the world championship.
Oluwatobiloba Amusan, is the first Nigerian athlete to win a World Athletics Championship gold after she set a new World record in the Women’s 100 meters Hurdles at the 2022 World Championship in Oregon, USA.
Oluwatobiloba Amusan sheds tears moment Nigeria anthem began to play to celebrate her Gold medal in the 100 metres hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
A Nigerian lady, Lara Wise said via her Facebook page some minutes ago thus:
Last night I mistakenly watched a very disturbing video of the Abuja-Kaduna train kidnap victims being beaten to a stupor by their abductors.
A pastor’s wife is one of those still in captivity.
The feeling I was left with was beyond sadness and depression.
I was grossly traumatized 😢😫.
Waking up to this beautiful news rekindles my hope in the fact that we will get it right as a Nation.
The tears she shed on that world stage made me tear up badly and again I offered prayers for this Nation that I love so much.
I do not have a dual Nationality: Nigeria is my ride or die country.
Nigeria is on a journey and her ship is about to berth.
This is why we must get it right on 2023.
Sentiments do not win elections neither do social media bullying.
Nigeria will rise again from the ashes of destruction she is currently wrapped around. Amen 🙏
Thank you Tobi Amusan for hope 🇳🇬 🇳🇬 🇳🇬
Details of the sports event presented by Xtra news media below:
African and Commonwealth Champions, Tobi Amusan, became the first Nigerian athlete to win a World Athletics Championship gold after she set a new World record in the Women’s 100m Hurdles at the World Championship in Oregon, USA.
She finished the race in 12.12s beating her own record in the semi finals as she had earlier smashed the world record with her 12.40s run.
In the final, she edged Jamaica’s Britany Anderson who took silver in 12.23sec, while Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico claimed bronze in 12.23.
“Honestly, I believe in my abilities but I was not expecting a world record at these championships,” Amusan who shed tears of joy during the medal presentation, 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.”
She became the first Nigerian athlete to set a World Record in any international event.
Meanwhile, Ese Brume also won a silver medal in the long jump silver.