Amusan delights fans at homecoming dinner in Lagos

The athletics season is formally over however World 100m document holder Tobi Amusan has continued to hug the headlines for the proper causes.

From her arrival at the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport a fortnight in the past, until now, Amusan has been the gorgeous bride of all: the media homes, the federal government, company our bodies and all a sundry.

On Wednesday night time in Lagos, Amusan was handled to a befitting Homecoming Dinner by her Sports activities administration outfit, Plug Sports activities.

Obi Asika (M) and other guests at the event
Obi Asika (M) and different company at the occasion

The well-attended dinner, which passed off in Victoria Island, Lagos had in attendance company from the leisure trade, political figures, socialites and reporters alike.

The dignitaries embrace Nigerian hip-hop legend, Naeto C, Obi Asika, Adesola Adesugba, Bukola Olopadenilayo, FK Abudu and a bunch of others.

There have been additionally main appearances from Flutterwave, who signed a multi-year partnership with Amusan.

“It’s very tough to search out athletes who embody our core values the way in which Tobi does.” a consultant of the corporate instructed reporters.

Tobi Amusan, other guests at the Homecoming event
Tobi Amusan, different company at the Homecoming occasion

The World Athletics had on Tuesday ratified Amusan’s World File of 12.12s (0.9) set at the World Championships after profitable the gold medal in the ladies’s 100m hurdles at the 2022 Commonwealth video games.

The present document held by Amusan was an enchancment on the 12.20s, set by USA’s Kendra Harrison in London in 2016 and adopted that with a wind-assisted 12.06 (2.5m/s) to dominate the ultimate.

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Ratified document

Talking with reporters at the Lagos occasion, Amusan, who was elated with the reception and enthusiasm proven by the company seeing her in their midst, mentioned the ratification of her document by the World Athletics was a breath of recent air, as she knew she already bagged the document however was completely happy to know that the milestone was now forged in stone.

“It’s a breath of recent air for me and I’m nonetheless getting a grasp of every part occurring to me proper now. My 200 million troopers throughout Nigeria supported me by means of the World Championships, Commonwealth Video games and the Diamond League, I belief them.

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“As an athlete, I eat every part that I can, particularly issues that may give me power,” Amusan mentioned.

Talking on the build-up to her historic second in Oregon, Amusan mentioned it didn’t come straightforward because it appeared.

“Sure, undoubtedly. I’ve obtained accidents a few instances,” she mentioned.

“There was a lot I wanted to do on the subject of my well being as an expert athlete, and staying on prime of my sport required a number of funding.”

Amusan delights fans at homecoming dinner in Lagos
Amusan delights fans at homecoming dinner in Lagos

Nationwide honour

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, not too long ago conferred the Officer of the Niger (OON) nationwide honour on Amusan following her exploits in the previous three months.

“It’s an amazing feeling to be recognised by the president.

“In as a lot as we did the work, it was an honour that they realised that we did the nation proud and it was an amazing feeling getting that title,” she mentioned.

Proudly, Amusan is a world champion, a world document holder in (12.12s), a Diamond League champion, an African champion, a Commonwealth champion, and a nationwide champion, with 17 wins in 25 races in the just-ended athletics season.

Plug Sports activities, which presently manages Amusan, even have another sports activities personalities in their steady, together with Henry Onyekuru, Asisat Oshoala and Clement Ugah.


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