Gold Coast: Amusan wins Gold in 100m Hurdles

Nigeria’s Oluwatobiloba Amusan () wins the athletics women’s 100m hurdles final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN

Oluwatobiloba Amusan won Commonwealth gold in the women’s 100m Hurdles. The 20-year old raced perfectly out of the blocks to cross the line in 12.68 seconds, a Season’s Best. Amusan becomes the first Nigerian to win a hurdles title.

Danielle Williams and Yanique Thompson won silver and bronze respectively for Jamaica. With Australian World Champion, Sally Pearson injured, Amusan was one of the favourites to win the race

Suwaibidu Galadima won gold in the men’s T47 100m event at Gold Coast on Friday morning.  The Para-athlete finished ahead of England’s James Arnott and Jamaica’s Tevaughn Thomas, completing the race in 11.04 seconds.

Galadima looked in pain after the race as he clutched to his hamstring.

Amusan and Galadima’s victories take Team Nigeria’s medal count to 18 medals, with 8 Gold, 5 Silver and 5 Bronze medals.

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