Today’s edition of WOTW is quite special as it features the two athletes who have been the most talked about for the past week. They are Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume.
Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan is a 25-year-old Nigerian sprinter and track-and-field athlete specialising in the 100 metres hurdles. She won gold at the recently held 2022 World Athletics Championships by racing within 12.2 seconds in the semi-final and 12.06 seconds in the final, thereby setting a new world record and taking home a gold medal. Watch here.
Before this, Amusan whose career kicked off in 2013 won a silver medal at the 200metres game of the African Youth Athletics Championships. And in 2015, she won gold medals racing 100m hurdles at the African Junior Athletics Championships and All-Africa games.
In 2018, Amusan won gold and bronze medals in 100m hurdles and 4X100 race respectively at the Commonwealth games. And in 2021, she outshone in Zurich Diamond League from where she took a trophy home.
Amusan plays for Buka Tigers Athletics Club.
Our second woman of the week, Ese Brume, is a 26-year-old Nigerian long jump medalist who hails from Delta state.
Brume’s professional career also had a jumpstart in 2013 and since then, she has won gold, bronze and silver medals in several championships including, World Indoor Championships, Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, and World Championships, among others.
This month, Brume became the first Nigerian to win medals at two World Athletics Championships. She won a silver medal at the championships that were recently held in Oregon by jumping 7.02m. Before this, she had won her first World medal(Bronze) at Doha in 2019.
Many are awesome but only a few break records. Athletes Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume are part of the few who keep making their country proud. This is a major reason they are our women of the week.
This article was written by Sola Tales.