Tobi Amusan wins 100m hurdles gold, breaks Commonwealth Games record

Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan reigned supreme on Sunday as she successfully defended her women’s 100m hurdles title at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK.

Amusan ran a Commonwealth Games record time of 12.30secs to claim the gold medal ahead of Devynne Charlton from Bahams who won the silver medal with a time of 12.58secs. England’s Cindy Sember was third with a time of 12.59secs.

All eyes were on Amusan after she had emerged World Champion at the World Athletics Championship in Eugene, USA, breaking the World Record in the process in a time of 12.12secs.

The 25-year-old powered to a blistering start, pulling away from the other competitors to retain the title she won four years ago in Gold Coast, Australia.

Amusan’s gold medal took Nigeria’s total tally to 10 gold, eight silver and 13 bronze medals.

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