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Governor Abiodun gifts Amusan cash, house after 2022 exploits

Hurdler continues to receive encomiums after sterling year

Nigeria’s 100mH world champion Tobi Amusan received further recognition for her excellent and record-breaking feats of 2022. This time, the 25-year-old was honoured by the executive governor of her state, Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun.

Only weeks ago, Amusan was awarded with the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) award by President Muhammadu Buhari in an award ceremony in the nation’s capital, Abuja. The speedster also received a hero’s welcome at her alma mater when she returned to Nigeria, where she donated one million naira.

Amusan became the first Nigerian to set a world record which was ratified last month, and also became Nigeria’s first world champion ever. She then followed it up by setting a new Commonwealth record en route to winning a gold medal in Birmingham. The 25-year-old rounded off the year by defending the Diamond League trophy she won in 2021.

Amusan ended 2022 as the world’s best hurdler and dominated the women’s 100mH event in a way that had never previously been seen. She was given a tidy sum of five million naira by the governor in addition to a house in Ijebu Ode. She was also named as Ogun State’s Sports Ambassador in recognition of her global exploits.

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