Commonwealth Games: Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan Sets New Games' Record to Win Women’s 100m Hurdles Event

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan Sets New Games' Record to Win Women’s 100m Hurdles Event

  • Tobi Amusan is now officially a World Champion and the new Commonwealth Games Champion
  • Nigeria's Tobi Amusan won the Women's 100m Hurdles event in record time at the Commonwealth Games
  • Bahamas’ Devynne Charlton and England’s Cindy Sember finished second and third behind Tobi Amusan

Tobi Amusan’s has set the running world alight with another brilliant performance in the 100m hurdles.

The Nigerian athlete, who also holds the World Record in the event, now has the Commonwealth Games record to go along with it.

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Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan not only has the World Record but also the Commonwealth Games record as she won the Women’s 100m Hurdles event. Image: Michael Steele/ Ben Stansall
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Amsuan set a new Commonwealth Games record as she stormed to victory in the event on the final day of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Amusan beat the Bahamas’ Devynne Charlton and England’s Cindy Sember as she set a new record of 12:30, the Commonwealth’s website confirmed.

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Amusan has now defended her Commonwealth Games title, having won the title at the 2018 event in Gold Coast, Australia, SuperSport reported.

This was only her second race since she broke the World Record in Oregon, United States, last month.

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Tobi Amusan poses next to the board displaying the new Commonwealth Games record that she set while winning the Women's 100m Hurdles event. Image: David Ramos
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Proud moment as Nigeria athlete Amusan breaks down in tears as she wins gold at World Athletics Championships

Tobi Amusan made history by becoming the first Nigerian to win a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships.

The 100m hurdles sprinter stormed to victory in the finals, setting a world record of 12.12s to become the first Nigerian to win a medal in Oregon.

In a video posted on social media, an excited Amusan broke down in tears as the national anthem of Nigeria was recited during the prize presentation.

Emotional Tobi Amusan sheds tears as national anthem is played after winning Gold in World record time

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There were emotional scenes in Oregon as the Nigerian national anthem was played after Tobi Amusan won gold for her country at the World Athletics Championship.

Amusan set a new world record in the women's 100m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, United States.

France24 reports that during the first of three semi-finals earlier in the day, Amusan won her heat when she crossed the finished line at a time of 12.12 seconds, smashing the previous best of 12.20sec set by American Kendra Harrison in 2016.

Source: Sports Brief News

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