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Amusan wins historic gold in 100m Hurdles at C’wealth Games

Amusan wins historic gold in 100m Hurdles at C'wealth Games

Nigerian athlete, Oluwatobiloba Amusan made it four gold medals for Team Nigeria on Day 9 of the 2018 Commonwealth Games after crossing the line at 12.68 seconds in the women’s 100 hurdles on Friday.

Amusan flew out of the blocks to become the first Nigerian to win a hurdles title at the Games.

Jamaicans Danielle Williams (in 12.78) and Yanique Thompson (in 12.97) settled for silver and bronze medals respectively.

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The 20-year-old petite sprinter, Amusan beat Williams, the 2015 IAAF World

Champion, and Thompson, whose personal best stands at 12.69 seconds achieved at the Jamaican championship last year, to win the title.

Amusan becomes the third Nigerian woman to make it to the podium in track and field after Modupe Oshikoya (bronze) did in 1974 and Angela Atiede (bronze) in 2002 in Manchester.

Team Nigeria now has 18 medals in total at the ongoing competition – 8 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze medals.

 

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