You’re a great fighter, AFN boss Okowa tells Amusan
.Says Paris 2024 Will Be Better
.Athlete Shifts Focus To Diamond League
President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Tonobok Okowa, has described World 100m hurdles Record holder Tobi Amusan, as a great fighter despite her inability to win a medal in the final in Budapest on Thursday.
Amusan came sixth in the event’s final at the National Athletics Stadium, sporting bet but Okowa said her patriotism and zeal, coupled with the never-say-die spirit she displayed at the championships has won the hart of Nigerians, both home and abroad.
“I am really short of words to describe Amusan,” Okowa told The Guardian in a phone conversation on Friday on his arrival in Nigeria. “I was inside the airport in Nigeria when Amusan competed, and the outcome of the race did not really matter to me. sport betting in nigeria She is a great fighter, considering what she passed through in recent weeks.
“I will continue to pray for Amusan. She should put this result behind and focus her attention on Paris 2024 Olympics Games. banker bet of the day And as an athlete with the big heart, I see Amusan making a podium finish in Paris,” Okowa stated.
The AFN boss, who is also the President of African Region 2 Athletics, online betting as well as chairman of Delta Sports Commission, also praised other athletes who represented Team Nigeria in the 19th World Athletics Championships in Budapest.
“It is a game, and if you don’t win today, you will win tomorrow,” he stated.
Meanwhile, Amusan has shifted her focus to next month’s Diamond League final in Oregon, online betting site U.S. where she will be defending her title for the second straight season.
The 26 year old ran a 12.12 world record on the way to winning a historic world outdoor title at the Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon last year.
Amusan will be hoping to end her season on a glorious note after the emotional trauma she suffered following her provisional suspension by the Athletics Integrity Unit, AIU, for three
Whereabouts: Failures, subsequent clearance after over a month of uncertainty, and her unsuccessful world title defence.
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