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Just In: Cristiano Ronaldo ‘To Leave Man Uinted, Joins Mourinho At Roma’

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Former Italy international, Angelo di Livio has revealed Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo’s next club.

Di Livio claimed that Ronaldo will leave Manchester United this summer to join Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma.

According to him, Roma will announce Ronaldo’s signing on July 7.

Ronaldo has been heavily linked with a move away from Man United this summer.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner played under Mourinho during their time at Real Madrid.

“I know from various sources that Roma are trying to sign Cristiano Ronaldo and July 7 could be the date of the announcement. It is an indiscretion, but it circulates insistently in the world of football,” Di Livio told Retesport.

“By chance, I spoke with a friend who works on television and who found out about the negotiations for Cristiano from an important club manager at a dinner a few days ago.

“I know from a good source, from a very accredited person, that Roma is trying to get Cristiano Ronaldo by all means. Details will have to be ironed out, for image rights, but I know he will leave United.”

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Just In: Tobi Amusan Sets New Record, Wins #CommonwealthGames Gold (Video)

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Tobi Amusan has set a new record to win Commonwealth Games gold.

The world champion was able to run a Games record of 12.30s, setting other records as well, and becoming the first world champion to win gold and the first Nigerian athlete to do the same.

JomogNews Nigeria reports that Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan has won the gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

This online news platform understands that Tobi Amusan, who is a world champion, successfully defended her title at the Alexander Stadium on Sunday in the women’s 100m hurdles final.

The world champion was able to run a Games record of 12.30s, setting other records as well, and becoming the first world champion to win gold and the first Nigerian athlete to do the same.

She was one of the favourites to get the gold at the tournament following her impressive showing at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, the United States, which saw her break multiple records to win Nigeria’s first gold at the World Championships.

Having done it on another continent, Amusan made sure to replicate that fine display in Europe, proving that it was no fluke and that it was indeed her time.

The 25-year-old Tobi Amusan ran a blistering 12.30secs to claim the gold and also set a new Games Record in Birmingham.

“Honestly, I believe in my abilities but I was not expecting a world record at these championships.

“The goal is always just to execute well and get the win. So the world record is a bonus. I knew I had it in me but I could not believe it when I saw it on the screen after the semis.

“Before the final, I just tried to stay calm and to do my best. I took a deep breath knowing that I have some goals to accomplish and it worked pretty well. I knew it was very fast but not this fast,” Amusan said after her final victory.

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Coming up behind here were Bahamas’s Devynne Charlton (12.58secs) who took silver and England’s Cindy Sember (12.59secs) who took bronze with both some notable distance behind the eventual winner.

With this result, Nigeria has now won 10 gold medals and 31 medals in total.

Team Nigeria is now just one behind the gold medal record set by the 1994 team (11 gold medals) at the Commonwealth Games and six behind the total medals record (37 medals).

Meanwhile, Newsone Nigeria reports that seven competitions still hold potential for gold for the team on the final day and World Athletics Championship silver medallist Ese Brume still in competition later today, Nigeria can and will hope for more.

 

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Tobi Amusan Gets Whopping N65M at Athletics Championship After Breaking World Record

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Tobi Amusan of Nigeria won the women’s 100-meter hurdles competition in Eugene, Oregon, on Sunday, making history as the nation’s first athlete to do so.

Amusan, the reigning Commonwealth champion, finished ahead of second-place finisher Britany Anderson of Jamaica and third-place holder Jasmine Camacho-Quinn from Cuba.

Amusan crossed the finish line at Hayward Field in 12.06 seconds after shattering the world record in an astounding semifinal with a time of 12.12 seconds.

Britany Anderson of Jamaica won silver in 12.23 seconds, while Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico, an Olympic champion, won bronze in 12.23.

In the semi-finals, Amusan broke the previous record, which was held by American Keni Harrison and stood at 12.20 seconds from 2016.

In addition, Amusan received a check for $100,000 for taking home the gold in the women’s 100-meter hurdles final, where she also broke her own record from the semi-final.

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Buhari, Obi, Tinubu, Others React As Nigeria’s Amusan Breaks Record, Wins 100m Hurdles

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Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, and Ebuka Obi Uchendu, Big Brother Naija host, have paid tribute to Nigerian athlete, Tobi Amusan.

Amusan became the first Nigerian athlete to win a World Athletics Championship gold as she stormed to victory in the women’s 100m hurdles in Oregon on Sunday.

The 25-year-old, who had obliterated the world record in an astonishing semifinal where she clocked 12.12sec, powered over the line at Hayward Field in 12.06sec.

Jamaica’s Britany Anderson took silver in 12.23sec, while Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico claimed bronze in 12.23.

Reacting, Obi, in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Monday, wrote: “I sincerely congratulate Tobi Amusan on winning the 100M hurdles gold medal and setting a world record. Her tears at the ceremony podium while the Nigerian anthem played, connects that our dear country needs leaders to match the talents and ambitions of her youths.”

Similarly, Tinubu tweeted: “Congratulations to our new Track & Field superstar Tobi Amusan on becoming the new World Champion in the women’s 100m hurdles; smashing the world record not once but twice in the process.”

On his part, Ebuka wrote: “Tobi Amusan First ever Nigerian athlete in history to set a world record in any event. 12.12 seconds in the 100m Hurdles!!!Unreal.

“Honestly, I believe in my abilities but I was not expecting a world record at these championships,” Amusan said after her final victory. “The goal is always just to execute well and get the win. So the world record is a bonus. I knew I had it in me but I could not believe it when I saw it on the screen after the semis.

“Before the final, I just tried to stay calm and to do my best. I took a deep breath knowing that I have some goal to accomplish and it worked pretty good. I knew it was very fast but not this fast.”

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday also expressed heartfelt congratulations to Tobi Amusan for winning the women’s 100m hurdles gold for Nigeria.

Buhari, in a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, joins millions of Nigerians in celebrating this outstanding feat by a compatriot and two-time African Games champion, who in one night stunned the athletics world with her superlative and stellar performance.

The President thanked the track superstar for making the Nigerian national anthem resonate again from the international podium, leaving the nation with the excitement and unforgettable memories of tears of joy and triumph; hope and victory; incredulity and belief.

Buhari said the legendary career and achievements of the golden girl will continue to inspire the upcoming generations of Nigerian athletes to achieve spectacular success.

He also commends Ese Brume for representing Nigeria with honour and pride, winning a silver medal in the Women’s long jump event.

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