Nigerian track star Tobi Amusan has graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Leadership Studies and Sports Management at the University of Texas, El Paso.
Photos of the world record holder and her coursemates posing with their graduation garments are currently making the rounds on the internet.
The current world champion in the 100m hurdles shared pictures and videos from the graduation ceremony on her Instagram account on Thursday.
She wrote, “ELOHIM is forever WORTHY of my PRAISE!🙇🏾♀️ Sat in my bed on a cold Tuesday night after an intense workout session on the 14th of Dec. 2021…Thoughts of the oncoming athletics year crept into my mind; long story short.
“If 2022 …; it’s gonna be my quit year! I cried; PRAYED & came to the conclusion that I might as well start my Master’s program.
“Took my laptop; browsed through UTEP’s MSc college requirements & of course I needed an 💯 online course due to the nature of my job.
I called one of my mentors #omoba_abiola1, & proceeded to see him…sent the email to the liberal arts faculty advisor, submitted the required documents & got enrolled in less than two weeks. “
The Ogun-born star became Nigeria’s first ever world champion and world record holder in athletics when she won the 2022 World Championships 100m hurdles gold medal, setting the current world record of 12.12 seconds in the semi-final, followed up by a wind-assisted 12.06 seconds in the final.
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