Tobi Amusan has won the 100m hurdles gold at the Commonwealth Games. She did it in a Commonwealth Games record 12.30 seconds.
She has become the first Nigerian track and field athlete and the second in history to successfully defend a Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles title.
The 25-year-old reigning world champion and world record holder in the event also became the first Nigerian track and field athlete to win gold medal at two editions of the Games.
With the gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Amusan has now become the only Nigerian athlete in history to complete a grand slam of titles at the continental, Commonwealth and world levels after winning gold at the 22nd African Athletics championships in Mauritius in June and the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA last month.
Amusan’s gold has now brought to 11 the number of gold medals won by Nigeria so far, to equal the 11 won in 1994, 2010 and 2014.
The other gold to make it 11 came in the 4×100 female relay race in which Tobi Amusan also participated alongside Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha.