Nigerian Sprinter Oluwatobiloba Amusan Makes History At The Commonwealth Games

Nigerian Sprinter Oluwatobiloba Amusan Makes History At The Commonwealth Games

20 year old Oluwatobiloba Amusan has made history as the first Nigerian to win a sprint hurdles title at the Commonwealth Games.

She achieved the victorious feat on Friday at the Carrara stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

The reigning American Collegiate 100m hurdles queen ran 12.68 seconds to win the race.

She is now Nigeria’s first gold medallist in track and field at the ongoing games and also the third Nigerian woman to make it to the podium after Modupe Oshikoya (bronze) in 1974 and Angela Atiede (bronze) in 2002.

Danielle Williams and Yanique Thompson of Jamaica came second and third to claim the silver and bronze medals in 12.78 and 12.97 seconds respectively .

Amusan’s gold win is Nigeria’s eighth gold medal of the Commonwealth Games.

 

Source – The Cable

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