Nigerian track and field athlete, Oluwatobiloba Ayomide, better known as Tobi Amusan has earned herself more respect after finishing a race in 12.30s count on Sunday at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Naija News reports that the 25-year-old Ijebu-Ode-born athlete made it through the women’s 100m hurdles, defending her initial record at the ongoing event.
Amusan on Sunday clocked a flash timing of 12.30s(-0.2) to win a pristine gold medal. Her 12.30s timing was also a new record at the Games.
Amusan based on records is the first world champion to win gold in the event and the first Nigerian athlete to be crowned champion at all levels of athletics in the same year.
The likes of Jamaican duo Danielle Williams, Megan Tapper, England’s Cindy Sembre, Michelle Jenneke of Australia, and Devynne Charlton of the Bahamas all came behind Amusan in the touchline.
Nigeria now has 31 medals in total; 10 Gold, 8 Silver, and 13 Bronze in the ongoing commonwealth games, Naija News understands.