Sprint hurdler Tobiloba Amusan says she and her colleagues are very much at home at Team Nigeria’s training camp in Kizarazu near Tokyo and raring to go with less than 24 hours to the start of the delayed 2020 Olympics.
Amusan will be making her second appearance at the Games after her debut five years ago in Rio, Brazil. The 24-year-old will be hoping to become the second sprint hurdler to win a 100m hurdles medal for Nigeria after Glory Alozie won a silver medal at Sydney 2000.
“Our stay here in Kizarazu has been very helpful. The hotel, the food and everything has been great as we head for the Olympic village in a few days’ time,” said Amusan who reached the semifinal of her event on her debut at Rio 2016.
The petite hurdler who placed fourth at the World Athletics Championship two years ago in Doha running inside 12.50 thrice wants Nigerians to keep the athletes in their prayers.
“ Our practice sessions have been good and the athletes have been putting in 100% each time,” she said.
“ We are just praying that everything works well for us at the games.
“Nigerians at home should support us with their prayers and we know with God, all things are possible.” Amusan will start her chase for a podium finish on July 31 with the semifinal is August 1 while the final will be on August 2.