Nigerian 100m Hurdler *Tobi Amusan* propect of winning medal at the *Tokyo 2020 Olympics* got a boost on Sunday following her adoption by the Ogun State Governor Mr *Dapo Abiodun*.
The adoption followed a visit to the Governor by the Minister of Youth and sports Development Mr *Sunday Dare* whose adopt a talent initiative has seen State Governors, individuals and corporate bodies adopt some Olympics- bound athletes by paying money directly to the athletes account to support their early preparations for the Olympics. The initiative was halted by the outbreak of covid-19 pandemic last year.
Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Minister, *Mr Abiodun* said he found it expedient to adopt *Amusan* not just because she is an Indigine of Ogun State, but because she symbolises the Nigerian spirit of talent and hardwork.
*Amusan* announced her arrival to the big stage after winning silver in the African Youth Championships in 2013, capped it with a Gold medal at the 2015 African Junior Atheletics Championship in *Addis Ababa*, *Ethiopia*, emerged Commonwealth champion in 2018 African Champion in 2019. She is a two time African Champion.
She was ranked 4th in the World following her feat at the World championships in *Doha* in 2019.
The money would be paid directly into the athlete’s account to fund her preparations for the Olympics.