Commonwealth Games: Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan Wins Gold In Women 100m Hurdles Final


Nigerian female athlete, Tobi Amusan has won a gold medal in the women’s 100 metres hurdles final at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK.

Amusan set the new record after completing the race within 12.30 seconds to beat the Commonwealth game world record.

Devynne Charlton finished a distant second to win silver for the Bahamas while Cindy Sember whose father is Nigerian won bronze for Great Britain.

After narrowly missing out on the podium twice at the World Athletics Championships in Doha in 2019 and at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics where she placed fourth on both occasions, Amusan finally struck gold at the World Championships in Oregon while setting a world record of 12.12 seconds in the semi-finals.

Amusan went even faster in the final race, clocking 12.06 seconds. However, her winning time is not recognised as a world record due to an illegal tailwind of 2.5 metres per second.

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