2022CWG: Amusan Wins 100m Hurdles Gold, Makes Commonwealth Games History

Nigeria athlete, Tobiloba Ayomide Amusan has made history as the country’s track and field athlete and the second in history to successfully defend a Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles title.

The 25-year-old Nigerian also set a new 12.30 seconds Games record on the way to winning the event’s gold.

The reigning World champion and world record holder in the event also became the first Nigerian track and field athlete to win a gold medal at two editions of the Commonwealth Games.

With the gold in Birmingham, Amusan has now become the only Nigerian athlete in history to rake in a grand slam of titles at the continental, Commonwealth and world levels.

She won gold at the 22nd African Athletics championships in Mauritius in June and the World Athletics championships in Oregon, USA in July before wrapping it up in Birmingham.

Nigeria has now won 10 gold medals so far, one short of the 11 it won in 1994, 2010 and 2014.

The medal hall is also one short of the three gold medals won by the country’s track and field team in 1990,1994 and 2014.

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