Tobi Amusan to Lead Nigeria’s Charge at African Athletics Championships in Douala

Douala, Cameroon (June 21, 2024) – Tobi Amusan, the current world record holder and newly crowned national champion, will spearhead the Nigerian team at the African Athletics Championships in Douala, Cameroon. The championship begins on Thursday and is a critical qualifier for athletes aiming for the Paris Olympics later this summer.

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has assembled a formidable squad, with a strong ambition to top the medals table at the prestigious continental event. Amusan, who holds the world record in the Women’s 100m hurdles, expressed confidence and determination. “We are Nigerians, and we are going to Douala to show that spirit of ‘we can do it,’” she told AFN Media after her recent title defense.

The championships in Douala represent a significant opportunity for Nigerian athletes to showcase their talent and secure spots for the upcoming Olympics, with Amusan leading the charge for national glory.

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