Nigeria’s track golden girl, Oluwatobiloba Amusan, won the women’s 100m hurdles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom Sunday morning to race into the Games history as the second sprint hurdler to successfully defend the title she won four years ago in Gold Coast, Australia.
Amusan clocked 12.30 secs in winning the race, which is also the Commonwealth Games new 100m hurdles record.
She erased the 12.65 Games record set in 2006 by Jamaica’s Brigitte Foster-Hylton.
Before the final, Amusan, who a fortnight ago in Oregon USA set a new world record of 12.12 to win the gold, the first by a Nigerian, ran a new time of 12.40 to win the semifinal but was denied the record by a 2.4 m/s tail wind.
The 25-year-old Amusan has also gone in history as the second sprint hurdler in Games history after Australia’s Sally Pearson (2010 and 2014) to successfully defend the event’s title.
Bahamas’ Devynne Charlton settled for silver with 12.58 secs, while home girl Cindy Sember won the consolatory bronze in 12.59 secs