Tobi Amusan of Nigeria won the gold medal in the women’s 100 meters hurdles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

The world champion successfully defended her title in the final of the women’s 100 meters hurdles in the Alexander Stadium on Sunday.

Amusan was able to set a Games record of 12.30s, set other records and become the first world champion to win gold and the first Nigerian athlete to do the same.

Amusan was one of the favorites to take the gold at the tournament after her impressive performance at the World Championships in Athletics in Oregon, United States, where she broke multiple records to win Nigeria’s first gold at the World Championships.

After doing it on another continent, Amusan made sure to replicate that beautiful display in Europe, proving that it was no fluke and that it was indeed her time.

The 25-year-old ran a blistering 12.30 seconds to claim the gold and also set a new game record in Birmingham.

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“Honestly, I believe in my abilities, but I didn’t expect a world record at these championships.

“The goal is always to perform well and get the win. So the world record is a bonus. I knew I had it in me, but I couldn’t believe it when I saw it on screen after the semi-final.

“For the final I just tried to stay calm and do my best. I took a deep breath knowing I had some goals to accomplish and it worked out pretty well. I knew it was very fast, but not that fast,” Amusan said after her overall victory.

Behind were Bahamas Devynne Charlton (12.58 seconds) who took silver and England’s Cindy Sember (12.59 seconds) who took bronze, both a considerable distance behind the eventual winner.

With this result, Nigeria has now won 10 gold medals and a total of 31 medals.

Team Nigeria is now just one behind the team’s 1994 gold medal record (11 golds) at the Commonwealth Games and six behind the overall medal record (37 medals).

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With seven leagues still holding potential for gold for the team on the final day and World Athletics Championship silver medalist Ese Brume still in competition later in the day, Nigeria can and will hope for more.

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