Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt Hon Comrade Philip Shaibu has congratulated World Track Sensation, Tobiloba Amusan on her victory at the Eugene, Oregon Diamond League on Sunday.
The world record holder raced to a time of 12.33 in the 100m Women’s Hurdles to reclaim her Diamond League title and equal the record of Dawn Nelson-Harper, as the second woman in the history of the Diamond League to clinch three 100m hurdles titles in a row.
Shaibu in a statement congratulated the track queen for her tenacity and endurance that has made her stand tall again despite all odds.
“Tobi, you have demonstrated what many had never expected from you and you have displayed to the world that you are what you are, Queen of the track.”
“Turning your challenges to a podium finish ahead of the likes of Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Kendra Harrison and others, which has made you equal the record of Dawn Nelson-Harper as the only two women in the history of the Diamond League to have won three 100m hurdles titles in a row – you are indeed a Lioness and you have roared again and this time, in a remarkable manner.”
“I wish you more of these landmark achievements and more podium finishes in your career.”
Similarly, the Sports-loving comrade commended long jumper, Ese Brume for her podium finish – claiming silver at the same Diamond League in Oregon.
Brume leaped 6.85m to come second to Ivana Vuketa, who won gold at the League.
Shaibu praised Brume and thanked her for pushing harder.
“Dear Ese Brume, thank you for making our day bright with the silver win – I really appreciate this and commend you for that, thanks for flying the flag high.”
“Keep pushing and keep working hard, soon, you will hit that gold you have been digging for for years – just keep it real and remain focused.”
Shaibu meanwhile urged the two to keep the flag flying higher and push harder as they intensified preparations for the 2024 Olympics.
“Dear ladies, let this be the stepping stone for you ladies to tell the world once again that the Power of Naija is strong.”