World Champion Tobi Amusan defends her Jamaican coach Lacena-Golding Clarke

World 100 meters hurdles record holder Tobi Amusan of Nigeria has defended her Jamaican coach Lacena Golding Clarke in the wake of fierce criticisms.

Golding Clarke recently faced an unwarranted critique, being labeled as “bogus.”  – this accusation surfaced after Golding-Clarke’s interview about coaching Amusan. 

The Nigerian sprinter, Amusan, quickly stepped up to defend her coach against these claims.

Lacena Golding -Clarke

In an instagram post,  Amusan shared a conversation between herself and golding-clarke, where the coach recounted being called “bogus” by a Nigerian caller during a Jamaican radio interview.

The 2022 world champion response was one of disbelief and support, questioning the critic’s judgment and affirming Golding-Clarke’s significant role in her Athletic achievements.

Amusan also took the opportunity to publicly praise her coach. 

She described golding-clarke as the embodiment of “bluntness & realness” and acknowledged the vital qualities she has learned from her, including strength, determination, self-discipline, and respect.

This heartfelt tribute has underlined the strong bond and mutual respect in their coach-athlete relationship.


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