Why Tobi Amusan cried when receiving her gold medal

Why Tobi Amusan cried when receiving her gold medal

When Tobi Amusan climbed the stage of the 2022 World Athletics Championships to pick up the Gold medal… she had no tears streaming down her eyes…

Then the national anthem of Nigeria was played… Tears rolled down her eyes!

Tobi Amusan remembered how a country that refused to sponsor its athletes were enjoying stolen heroism… How criminal politicians will steal her personal efforts for their own social media publicity but none even came to her aid on the road to Oregon, USA.

Tobi remembered the Ministry of Youth and Sports that dropped them in the middle of nowhere, no allowances, no proper care was going to take applause they didn’t deserve.

Tobi Amusan cried as the anthem of shame was played… How the country made them look like thieves, bandits and Unknown Gun Athletes as they were humiliated from one drug check to another…

She remembered the particular incident of how they slept at the airport lounge on arrival and had to move straight to the open fields without care until some richer athletes dipped hands into their pockets and did an “akawo” to help out because Nigeria and the embassy never had a proper arrangement in place for them!

She was worried that instead of going back to the hotel to rest and celebrate her gold medal, she is going back to wash the one tracksuit and jersey that a country as rich as Nigeria offered them…

At a point, she looked around the whole stadium to at least wave to her fans.. but realised that there was no “Green and White fan” anywhere in the stadium. Nigeria has sent no soul to cheer them up but the budget at home is filled with monies for fans… which the Ministers and their girlfriends have looted and collected, travelled with the team to the USA to squander in various malls and hotels while the athletes run their lives out on the tracks…

As the anthem got to that line of “one Nation bound in Freedom.. bla bla bla”.. she saw herself as a liar. Lying to the whole world about a Freedom and a one nation

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