athletics Dapo Abiodun Adopts Amusan For Tokyo Olympic

 
Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has adopted Nigerian 100m Hurdler Tobi Amusan for the Tokyo Olympic.
 
The adoption is part of the adopt a talent  initiative by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare.
 
The initiative  has seen State Governors, individuals  and  corporate bodies  adopt some Olympics- bound athletes  by paying money directly  to the athletes account to support  their early  preparations  for the Olympics. 
 
The initiative  was halted by  the outbreak of covid-19 pandemic last year.
 
According to a statement signed on Sunday by the Minister media officer, the governor adopted Amusan when Dare paid him a courtesy call.
 
Speaking  during  a courtesy  visit by the Minister,  Mr Abiodun said  he found it expedient  to adopt Amusan not just because she is an Indigine of Ogun State, but because she symbolises the   Nigerian  spirit of  talent and hardwork.
 
Amusan announced  her arrival to the big stage  after  winning silver in the African  Youth Championships in 2013, capped it with a  Gold medal  at the  2015 African  Junior Atheletics  Championship in Addis  Ababa, Ethiopia, emerged  Commonwealth  champion in 2018  African  Champion in 2019. 
 
She is a two time African  Champion.
 
She was ranked 4th in the World following  her feat at the World championships  in Doha in 2019.
 
The money would be paid directly  into the athlete’s  account to fund her preparations  for the Olympics.
 
 

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Henry Usiayo is a practicing journalists with several years of experience covering sport events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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