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Sports News of Thursday, 15 September 2022


'Dare to be different' - Sports Minister charges athletes to emulate Amusan, Brume

Ese Brume, Tobi Amusan Ese Brume, Tobi Amusan

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has admonished young athletes to learn from Nigeria's athletic duo of Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume.

Tobi Amusan clinched gold in the Women's 100 metres hurdles at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon, US.

The 25-year-old went ahead to win another gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with a new world record in August.

Ese Brume on the other end won a gold medal in the Women's Long Jump event for Team Nigeria.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony of sprint stars as Premium Trust Bank brand ambassadors in Lagos on Thursday, the Minister charged young athletes to follow the example set by Amusan and Ese.

“I am happy seeing the two [Amusan and Brume] of them here, happy to see what they have attained so far, Ese came third at the Olympics, but to us, it was a Golden Bronze, thank you because when you came to the Commonwealth Games, you did it again,” he said.

“This should serve as motivation to other athletes who dare to be different and win no matter their background and obstacles they experienced.

“The story of the two athletes is similar to that of the bank. I can say today that, I am happy to see where Premium Trust Bank is today.

The minister also urged corporate organisations to support athletes to develop their potential.

“The corporate world should invest in the athletes, and they won’t regret it,” he said.


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