World Record holder in 100m hurdles, Oluwatobiloba Amusan has been rewarded with a house as well as N5m by the Ogun State government, Otunba Prince Dapo Abiodun.
The athlete was also given an appointment as a Youth Ambassador in the state.
The governor made the announcements via his social media handle on Tueday in the state.
“I announced her (Amusan ) appointment as Youth Ambassador in Ogun State and a donation of a house, as well as five million Naira in recognition of her world records and other stellar achievements,” the governor wrote on his official Twitter handle.
The Nigeria’s queen of the track, an indigene of the state made history at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon, United States of America in June by claiming gold medal in the 100m hurdles.
The 25-year-old was the first Nigerian athlete to achieve the feat.
Amusan scorched to a 12.12s world record at the semi-final stage of the World Athletics Championships.
Her record of 12.06secs in the final of the 100m hurdles event was not reckoned with due to the windy nature of the day.
However, the 12.12 secs she posted on the semi-final day has been ratified by the World Athletics Federation.
Oluwatobiloba Ayomide “Tobi” Amusan OON is a Nigerian track and field athlete who specialises in the 100 metres hurdles and also competes as a sprinter. She is the current World, Commonwealth and African champion in the 100 m hurdles, as well as, the record holder in the three competitions