By Emmanuel Adeleke
Nigerian athlete, Tobi Amusan, on Sunday¬† claimed gold medal in the 100 meters hurdles at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
The 25-year-old clocked 12.30 seconds to also set a new games record.
This is coming exactly two weeks after she became the first Nigerian athlete to win a World Athletics Championship gold in the women‚Äôs 100m hurdles in Oregon.
Amusan, who had obliterated the world record in an astonishing semi-final where she clocked 12.12 seconds, powered over the line at Hayward Field in 12.06seconds.
Her winning time was however not recognised as a world record, due to a strong following wind of 2.5 meters per second.
Amusan’s victory secured Nigeria’s 10th gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.