Wednesday was a special day in Ijebu Ode in Ogun State as residents poured out into the streets to celebrate Tobi Amusan for being the first Nigerian athlete to win gold at the World Athletics Championship. Tobi Amusan who came first in the women’s 100m hurdles in Oregon, United States of America, according to reports, was born in Ijebu Ode, and also attended primary and secondary schools there.
She made Nigerians proud by becoming the first African to win gold in 100 meter dash. Ijebu Ode residents in Ogun state who spoke with newsmen said that they were proud of Tobi Amusan’s record, coming at a time when Nigerians were distraught over security and economic challenges. They further observed that her great performance was a reflection of the energy that are in the Nigerian youths, urging them not to relent but to continue to pursue their dreams untill they are realised.
Tbe residents further encouraged young Nigerians to be inspired by Tobi Amusan’s exploits and go ahead, in their different areas of human endeavour, to make their families, schools and country proud, adding that the world is waiting to celebrate them.
Sportsbrief reports indicated that she left school in 2011, and had succeeded against all odds in.the sports that she had been involved in right from school where she was part of a relay team.