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Soccer News of Tuesday, 26 July 2022


How an Indian online portal reported Tobi Amusan's triumph in the World Athletics Championships

Tobi Amusan wins gold in Oregon Tobi Amusan wins gold in Oregon

Tobi Amusan became the toast of the World Athletic Championship in Oregon when she smashed the world record twice en route to winning the gold medal in the 100m women's hurdles finals.

Her victory, for Nigerians, was the perfect way to start a new week following the disturbing news that concerned the abductees of the Abuja-Kaduna-bound train.

Social media platforms was on overdrive from Sunday, July 25 after the heat into Monday as Nigerians, at home and in the diaspora showered praises on the 25-year-old.

Her victory courted congratulatory messages from top political figures including President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the Peter Obi of the Labour Party.

Newspapers and online portals ran the stories with glowing headlines to capture the importance of her feat. For the uninitiated, Amusan through her victory becomes the first Nigerian world champion in a world athletic championship.

Not only was her success celebrated in Nigeria, it also gained the same prominence on the top online portals across the globe. Below are a few headlines from major globalized recognized online portals.

1) American online portal, writes: Hurdler smashes world records twice in a day.

2) Chinese online portal, writes: Nigeria's Amusan shatters women's 100m hurdles world record at athletic worlds

3) Indian Express writes: While you were asleep: Nigeria’s Amusan wins 100m hurdles gold.

4) Leading sports website, writes: Amusan breaks women's 100m hurdles world record.

5) Another leading sports website wrote: Nigeria's Tobi Amusan breaks 100m hurdles world record, sparks shoe debate.