Minister Owan Enoh congratulates Nigerian duo Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume for Diamond League success.
The Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, has congratulated successful Nigerian contingents to the Diamond League, in Eugene, Oregon.
Owan Enoh congratulated Tobi Amusan who emerged winner of the Diamond League trophy for an astonishing third consecutive time.
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He also had praise for Ese Brume for her silver medal achievement in the long jump event.
Amusan with a time of 12.33s emerged the winner of the fiercely contested 100m hurdles event bouncing back from her sixth-place finish at the World Athletics Championship.
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Brume came close putting up 6.85m to finish second to Ivana Vuketa, who won gold in the long jump event.
Owan Enoh congratulates Nigerian duo Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume for Diamond League success.
Owan Enoh took to social media to celebrate the success of Amusan an d Brume.
He said, "I proudly congratulate the duo of Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume, both winning at the Diamond League held in Eugene, Oregon, United States of America.
"Oluwatobiloba Amusan for winning the 100m Women's Hurdles in a time of 12.33 to reclaim her Diamond League title while Nigerian long jumper, Ese Brume for her silver medal achievement in the long jump event at the Diamond League.
"The duo of Tobi and Brume represents strength, mental toughness and the Nigerian spirit.
"The victory was a beautiful way for Amusan to wind down an athletic season that brought joy, tears and goosebumps.
"Her determination and mental strength are worth emulating. Ese Brume on the other side, has continued to make us proud time and again.
"From the Olympics to the Commonwealth Games, to the Diamond Leagues, Ese has consistently ranked among the top athletes in her sports, globally.
"I join millions of Nigerians globally to felicitate with both Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume on their deserved wins at the Diamond League.
"Both victories are those that will restore their confidence after the difficult ordeal both passed through this year.
"Even though Tobi lost the World Championship title, she won our hearts in Budapest. I am glad that she was able to overcome all of the challenges to defend her crown for the third consecutive time.
"Brume came close to winning her first Diamond League title after leaping 6.85m, just as Ivana Vuketa, who won gold. I am mostly proud of her for finishing strong, despite missing out on first place by very small margins.
"I urge Tobi, Brume and other Nigerian athletes to reflect on this season, applaud themselves for their hard work and look towards the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
"His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has the utmost commitment to sports and the President will stand by all Nigerian athletes, who are fighting hard to represent the country on the international stage.
"Once again, congratulations!."