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World champion Tobi Amusan wins Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles gold

By Ifeanyi Ibeh
07 August 2022   |   10:09 am
Tobi Amusan has won the 100m hurdles gold at the Commonwealth Games. She did it in a Commonwealth Games record 12.30 seconds. She has become the first Nigerian track and field athlete and the second in history to successfully defend a Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles title. The 25-year-old reigning world champion and world record holder…

Tobi Amusan celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in the Women’s 100m Hurdles Final at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at Alexander Stadium on August 07, 2022. (Photo by AFP)

Tobi Amusan has won the 100m hurdles gold at the Commonwealth Games. She did it in a Commonwealth Games record 12.30 seconds.

She has become the first Nigerian track and field athlete and the second in history to successfully defend a Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles title.

The 25-year-old reigning world champion and world record holder in the event also became the first Nigerian track and field athlete to win gold medal at two editions of the Games.

With the gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Amusan has now become the only Nigerian athlete in history to complete a grand slam of titles at the continental, Commonwealth and world levels after winning gold at the 22nd African Athletics championships in Mauritius in June and the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA last month.

Amusan’s gold has now brought to 10 the number of gold medals won by Nigeria so far, one short of the 11 won in 1994, 2010 and 2014.

It is also one short of the three gold medals won by the track and field team in 1990,1994 and 2014 with the 4x100m relays and the women’s long jump final coming up later on Sunday.