Oluwatobiloba Amusan has won a gold medal in the women 100 metres hurdles at the ongoing Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia. The 20-year-old athlete raced to cross the line in 12.68 seconds making her the first Nigerian to win the title at the 2018 Commonwealth games.
Amusan, despite not getting off to the best of starts, recovered to beat two Jamaican athletes Danielle Williams and Yanique Thompson to the most prized medal. Williams recorded a time of 12.68 seconds to win silver while Thompson won bronze with a time 12.97 seconds. Amusan had earlier won the her women’s 100m hurdles round 1 – heat 1 with a time of 12.73 seconds.
This victory has increased the number of Nigeria’s medal to eight gold, five silver, and five bronze. Nigeria has earlier recorded victory in shot-put, paralympics, table-tennis and others at the on-going sport events .
Watch 20-year-old Oluwatobiloba Amusan make history as the first Nigerian to ever win a 100m sprint hurdles at the ongoing #GC2018Athletics??— Naija Virals (@NaijaVirals) April 13, 2018
Although Tobi didn't get a good start, she recovered & flew past the duo of Danielle Williams & Megan Simmonds.#NaijaVirals pic.twitter.com/v6bmkuTPfz