Commonwealth Games: Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Grace Nwokocha Win Gold in Women’s 4x100

Commonwealth Games: Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Grace Nwokocha Win Gold in Women’s 4x100

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
  • Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham has seen Team Nigeria with breathtaking performances
  • Tobi Amusan who won the Women's 100m Hurdles has inspired Nigeria to gold in the Women’s 4x100
  • Amusan, alongside Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, and Grace Nwokocha came first with a time of 42.10s

The quartet of Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, and Grace Nwokocha with a time of 42.10s has just won 4x100m relay gold breaking the African Record.

This came about an hour after Amusan won the Women's 100m Hurdles ahead of Devyne Charlton who was 2nd in 12.58s, just edging Cindy Sember in 3rd with 12.59s.

In the Women's 4x100m final, she started the race for Nigeria as the ladies perfectly exchanged batons to win in an astonishing fashion.

Tobi Amusan, Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games 2022 has been largely successful for Team Nigeria. Photo: Michael Steele
Source: Getty Images

Great start from Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili was superb in the second and then Rosemary Chukwuma made a breathtaking run in their third before Grace Nwokocha finished up nicely.

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England was 2nd in 42.41s while Jamaica sneaks bronze in 43.08s, but the Nigerian girls were amazing.

Fans in the stands were stunned by their performance which attracted a standing ovation as well as applauses.

The win saw Team Nigeria take their gold medal tally to 11 as they are now sixth on the overall medal table with 33.

Nwachukwu Goodness wins gold in Women's Discus

Meanwhile, Nwachukwu Goodness drew spectacular applause from the fans following her performance inside the Alexander Stadium on Thursday.

She did it in style after breaking the world record in the Women’s Discus Throw F42-44/61-64 event not once but twice.

Before now, she held the F42 world record holder with the best mark of 33.35m, but on Thursday, she improved on that distance with her first throw of 34.84m which she further improved upon with a throw of 36.56m.

Ghana win bronze in Men's 200m

Sports Brief earlier reported that Joseph Paul Amoah claimed bronze in the 200m final at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Ghanaian sprinter clocked a time of 20.49 to finish behind Zharnel Zughes and Jareem Richards of England and Trinidad and Tobago respectively.

Jareem Richards, who won gold for Trinidan and Tobago finished the race with an incredible time of 19.8s while England Zharnel Hughes completed the race with 20.12s.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.