Toni Amusan’s father, Kehinde Amusan has responded to the criticism put out by Athletics legend Michael Johnson on his daughter’s record breaking race.
Tobi Amusan set a world record in her 100m hurdle win at the World Athletics Championship in Oregon, finishing the race at 12.06 seconds.
She had earlier set a record in the semi-final of that race at 12.12 seconds and has been under the radar by top athletes and news outlets.
However, American Athletics legend, Michael Johnson has questioned the credibility of her triumph stating that he does not believe the timing record and this has put the American under serious attack from Nigerians and other fans.
According to THE PUNCH, Kehinde Amusan explained that Michael Johnson is just voicing out his own entitled opinion.
“You know the western world and how they behave, you should know what they are.
“I feel unconcerned about what he said after the race because God has done what He needs to do. I don’t mind whatever anybody says about the timing, I feel that is how the western world is but they are not God.
“So, he is entitled to his opinion. I won’t take it as an offence because I just believe that’s what these blacks do.”
The 25-year-old Ijebu-Ode born is the first Nigerian to set a world record in Athletics.
She was the 2018 Commonwealth and 2018 African champion and is also a two-time African Games champion.