Amusan To Be Supported By Ogun State Gov. Abiodun For Olympics


Sprint hurdler Tobiloba Amusan will be supported in her preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with $20,000 by her state governor, Dapo Abiodun after she became the latest adoptee in the adopt-an-athlete project initiated by the Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare.

Amusan who hails from Ijebu-Ode in Ogun state was a finalist at the last World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar in 2019, placing fourth in 12.49 seconds and is seen as one of the athletes that could make the podium in Tokyo later this year.

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The 24-year-old year-old is the best sprint hurdler in Africa since Glory Alozie, another Nigerian who switched allegiance to Spain in 2001 and has won several titles for the country including the 100m hurdles at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and at the 2015 and 2019 African Games.

The former African U-20 champion holds the African Games record in the event and…

Source: Complete Sports