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Commonwealth Games: Sports minister meets Amusan in Birmingham

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Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has met with world record holder Oluwatobiloba Amusan since her heroic feat at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, United States.

A statement by the minister’s media department said Dare received Amusan in Birmingham, United Kingdom, venue of the ongoing Commonwealth Games.

Amusan won the 100m hurdles in Oregon, becoming the first Nigerian to win gold at the world championships as well as breaking a six-year record following a 12.12s in the semi finals race.

The minister expressed his delight with her achievements, reminding her that she had written her name boldly in history.

“You have made Nigerians happy and the country stands firmly behind you and other athletes too.
”Thank you for your brilliant performance and for displaying the Nigerian spirit,” Dare said.

He urged her alongside other athletes to remain focused on the task at hand in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Team Nigeria will begin its journey to triumph in the Track and Field event of the Commonwealth Games from Monday

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