Multiple winner of global athletics records, Tobi Amusan has been announced as a brand ambassador for a digital telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom.
Born April 23, 1997, Amusan, an indigene of Ijebu Ode, Ogun State is the first Nigerian champion in a world athletic event to win the gold medal in the100 meters hurdles event at the 2022 World Athletics Championships setting a new world record of 12.12 seconds in the semifinal. She also finished with 12.06 seconds in the final to take the gold medal.
She is a double winner in the African Games championship in the event, winning back-to-back African and Commonwealth titles in 2018 and 2022 in the 100m hurdles event. Amusan topped her laurels with a 12.29-second win in the 100m hurdles at the Zurich Diamond League event.
She was introduced as a new brand ambassador for the mobile network operator at an impressive ceremony on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at the Mike Adenuga Towers, Victoria Island, Lagos, and with sports aficionados, orthodox and new media practitioners as well as Glo officials in attendance.
Globacom said in a speech delivered by the Regional Manager, Sales, Lagos, Mr. Lawrence Odediran at the event that Amusan’s enlistment was to recognize and reward her for her outstanding accomplishments. The move, he added, will also promote Nigerian sports while encouraging the future generation to be fastidious in their dreams regardless of the challenges that may confront them, saying, “We, therefore, urge them not to be discouraged by present challenges, but to continue to strive to realize their dreams”.