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In the space of one week, four Nigerian women have achieved feats that brought some form of respite to the nation in the midst of a tension-ridden political climate.
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Asisat Oshoala set the ball rolling on the 21st of June, 2021 when she won the African Player of the year; her fifth. Though she endured a disappointing WAFCON campaign, having been injured in the first game and Nigerian finishing fourth, Oshoala was instrumental in Barcelona Femini’s title-winning campaign; joint top scorer with 20 goals and their drive to the Champions League final.
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Mimisen Calvin-Onwuka, on the 23rd of July, 2022 followed up with an excellent performance as she officiated the WAFCON final between the host nation, Morocco and South Africa.
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Furthermore, after a disappointing start to the World Athletics Championships, Nigeria ended the global showpiece with a smile as Ese Brume clinched the silver medal in the women’s long jump event. Coming second to Malaika Mihambo with a jump of 7.02 metres.
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The ultimate moment came a few hours earlier when Oluwatobiloba Amusan destroyed the 100mh world record 12:20s set by KenI Harrison in 2016. She broke the record in the semi-finals of the event with a time of 12:12s. She ran a faster time of 12:06 in the final but because it was wind-aided, it didn’t count.
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In addition to breaking the World record, Tobi Amusan broke her own African and National records three times by running a time of 12:40s in the heats, 12:12s in the semi-finals, and 12:06 in the final. Tobi has now won the Commonwealth Games gold in the 100mh event in 2018, Diamond league in 2021, and World championships in 2022. What a journey it has been for Tobi Amusan. Featured Image Source: The Guardian
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This article was first published on 26th July 2022


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