Tobi Amusan: African Sprint Queen Reacts After Hat Trick of Gold at African Games

Tobi Amusan: African Sprint Queen Reacts After Hat Trick of Gold at African Games

Lukman Mumuni
updated at March 21, 2024 at 2:01 PM
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  • Tobi Amusan has won gold for the third time at the African Games
  • The Nigerian blistered her way to gold in the 100m hurdles in Accra
  • Amusan also starred as the 4X100m relay team won gold in Ghana

Tobi Amusan successfully defended her 100m hurdles gold at the African Games in Accra after blistering to victory in the final on Wednesday.

The Nigerian has become the undisputed queen of the track after winning the 100m hurdles race for the third successive championship.

The World Record holder also anchored the 4X100m relay team to gold to add to her tall list of medals from the African Games.

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Nigerian runner Tobi Amusan wins gold at African Games in Accra. Credit: @MakingOfChampions
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"It's been God. You know it was a hustle trying to get into the competition. I'm just happy to be here, defending my title once again," she told reporters, as spotted on Citi.
"Putting one for the team, it's an absolute pleasure. I got to represent my family, myself, and my country. I am just thankful," she added.

Amusan was in the news last year over a 'whereabouts' violation, which almost saw her lose her world title, as reported by Reuters.

The situation left a dent in her success on the track, but the University of Texas graduate does not care what people think about her.

"I really don't care about what people think about me and I just come out here like I have always done to compete. Win or lose, I am still Tobi. And if you still don't believe I am the world record holder, stick with it, it is not my problem," she said.

Amusan is looking forward to representing Nigeria at the summer Olympic Games in Paris with the hopes of winning gold for her country.

Amusan wins gold at African Games

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Nigerian track queen, Tobi Amusan won gold at the African Games to complete a hat-trick of success in the 100m hurdles.

The 26-year-old clocked a time of 12.89s to successfully defend the title she won in Brazzaville and Rabat in 2015 and 2019 respectively.

She also helped the 4x100m team to gold after anchoring the women's relay team.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.