Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Grace Nwokocha dance ‘Buga’ on podium

Tobi Amusan

Nigerian athletes Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Grace Nwokocha thrilled the audience on Sunday with ‘Buga’ dance when they stepped on the podium for their gold medals.

The quartet won gold in the 4x100m women’s relay final at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Fresh from claiming gold in the 100m hurdles on the same day, Amusan led the others in the relay race.

The women completed the race in 42.10 seconds, setting an African record in the process.

Defending champions England settled for silver while Jamaica finished with bronze.

Like many around the world, Amusan has connected with the viral ‘Buga’ dance. After setting a world record at the World Athletics Championships recently held in Oregon, United States, Amusan danced ‘Buga’ to the excitement of her fans.

On Sunday, the four women held hands as they stepped on the podium and quickly did the viral ‘Buga’ dance before waving to the spectators.

President Muhammadu Buhari joined millions of other sports loving Nigerians in celebrating the athletes that represented Nigeria gloriously at the Games.

The president also watched some of the colourful and spectacular moments in the 11-day competition, which had no fewer than 5,000 athletes representing 72 nations and territories, competing in 280 medal events.

In a statement by his spokesman Femi Adesina on Sunday, Buhari noted with delight the 35 medals, that is 12 gold, 9 silver and 14 bronze medals won by Team Nigeria.

The president thanked the shining stars for competing among the best in the world and displaying the Nigerian never-give-up spirit.

According to the president, it is noteworthy that majority of the medals so far, including 12 gold for the country, were won by the nation’s talented young women and girls.