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Birmingham 2022: Amusan leads Team Nigeria to 4x100m gold, African record as men win bronze

Tobi Amusan won her second Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medal in two hours today as she led the Team Nigeria quartet to the women’s 4x100m title at the Alexander Stadium

The World Athletics Championships gold medallist and world record holder in the 100m hurdles started off the 4x100m final as Team Nigeria won in a new African record of 42.10 seconds.

The hugely talented Nigeria quartet also had 200m silver medallist Favour Ofili as well as 100m finalists Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha.

Amusan’s leg was followed by Ofili, then Chukwuma before Nwokocha brilliantly anchored the race, holding off England and Jamaica, who had 100m and 200m champion Elaine Thompson-Herah running their anchor leg.

England finished second in 43.08s, while Jamaica clocked 43.08s to win bronze.

In the men’s 4x100m final few minutes earlier, Team Nigeria bagged bronze, the only medal won by men of the country’s eight in athletics.

The quartet of Udodi Onwuzuruike, Favour Ashe, Alaba Akintola and Raymond Ekevwo clinched bronze in a time of 38.81s.

England’s quartet of Jona Efoloko, Zharnel Hughes, Nethaneel Michell-Blake and Ojie Edoburun grabbed gold in 38.35s, while Trinidad and Tobago secured silver in 38.70s.

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