Newly crowned African champion Tobi Amusan has disclosed that her heroics at the ongoing African Senior Athletics Championship is a product of the hardwork she invested over the course of the year.
Amusan, 21, was in inspired form as she helped Team Nigeria win her first gold medal at the competition in Asaba, Delta.
She won the 100m hurdles final with a time of 12.86s to clinch gold ahead of silver medallist Rikennete Steenkamp of South Africa (13.81s) and Rosevitha Okou of Ivory Coast (13.93s).
Speaking afterwards, she said: “It’s not a surprise, I have trained all year for this. I am glad I came out with the gold medal.”
On her finishing time, Tobi Amusan said: “Pretty much, when it comes to championship, you really don’t focus on the time.”
“You have to go out there an execute your race. That’s what I did.” She added.
The Ijebu Ode-sprinter is also the reigning champions in the 100m hurdles at both the All-Africa Games and Commonwealth Games.
She won gold at the 2015 All-Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville and at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.