Tobi Amusan Is The First Nigerian To Win Gold At The Commonwealth Games' 100 Metres Hurdles

The 2018 Commonwealth Games ended on Sunday. Finishing ninth on the medal table with nine gold, nine silver and six bronze medals, Nigeria was the second most successful African country at the games – behind South Africa. While picking up a gold medal, Tobi Amusan made history as the first ever Nigerian athlete to win a gold medal in the 100 metres hurdles.

With the current world champion, Sally Pearson absent at the games, Amusan jumped at the chance to take home the gold medal. Most people had predicted that Jamaican athlete and 2015 world champion, Danielle Williams was going to pose a big threat to Amusan. Contrary to that, Amusan easily showed that the Jamaican wasn’t so much of a fierce competition as she finished in 12.68 seconds.

The time wasn’t only her best performance so far this season, it was also 0.03 shy of the record set by Jamaica’s Brigitte Foster-Hylton at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Generally, the performance showed how much Amusan has improved since finishing seventh in the 60 metres hurdles at last month’s World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.

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