Hundreds of youths and women in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State held a rally in celebration of hurdler Tobi Amusan, who on Monday became the first-ever Nigerian athletics world champion and record holder.
Ijebu Ode-born Amusan, 25, ran a time of 12.12secs – shaving almost a tenth of a second off the previous world record held by American Keni Harrison (12.20secs).
In the semi-finals of the World Championships in Oregon, USA, before going on to win gold in the final at the Hayward Field stadium.
The Registrar, Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Ijebu Ode, Adeeko Lateef, said Amusan’s former training mates joined up with the students of the school on Monday, prior to their National Examination Council exams to recite the national anthem.
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