Diamond League 100m hurdles champion, Tobi Amusan is set to return to Nigeria in November 2023, for the second edition of Tobi Amusan/Abiola Onakoya sprint and relays meet.
The event which will hold from November 3 to 4 will see young athletes from all the nooks and crannies of Ogun State converge on the iconic Otunba Dipo Dina stadium, Ijebu-Ode for the competition.
Amusan and 400m runner, Onakoya are beneficiaries of youth development programmes in Ogun State which led to their discovery as young athletes, they both got scholarships to study at the University of El-Paso, in Texas, USA.
Before they graduated from the school, both represented Team Nigeria at the youth, junior, and senior levels.
After winning laurels for Nigeria and being a good ambassador of the country, they believed the best way they could give back to their community was to give younger ones opportunities.
This edition has the support of the His Excellency the Executive Governor of Ogun State Dapo Abiodun who named Amusan Ogun State Youth Ambassador after she broke the 100m hurdles record at the 2022 World Championships in Eugene.
Amusan who also won the gold medal in the event is the first and only Nigerian to win a gold medal in the World Athletics Championships since the inaugural edition in 1983.
It is in recognition of her contributions to the growth of athletics from the grassroots and also her achievements that earned Amusan the ambassadorial role.
Unlike the inaugural edition which was limited to Ijebu-Ode, this second edition has the blessing of the Ogun State Government, so it will cover all the schools from across the state.
Apart from certificates and medals, the winner of this edition will also go home with spike shoes, canvas, and other items, aside from the prizes that will be awarded to winning schools.
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