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Tobi Amusan wins Nigeria’s 10th Birmingham 2022 gold, sets Commonwealth Games record

Team Nigeria star Tobi Amusan followed up her World Athletics Championships gold medal and world record by winning the 100m hurdles gold at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham today.

She won in 12.30 seconds to break the old Games record of 12.65s, which was set in 2006, by almost half a second.

The 25-year-old, who set a new 12.12s world record at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon two weeks ago, dominated the field, racing clear from the halfway mark and easing to her second Commonwealth Games gold in the women’s 100m hurdles.

Devynne Charlton of Bahamas finished second and claimed silver in 12.58s, marginally ahead of bronze winner, England’s Cindy Sember, who clocked 12.59s.

Amusan’s gold medal is Team Nigeria’s 10th in Birmingham, with eight silver and 13 bronze, as they seek to surpass the country’s best-ever medal count of 11 gold, 13 silver and 13 bronze achieved in 1994 in Victoria, Canada.

Also today, Zambia’s Muzala Samukonga won the men’s 400m gold medal in a new personal best time of 44.66s, with England’s Matthew Hudson-Smith second in 44.81s and Jonathan Jones of Barbados third in 44.89s.

No Nigerian made the men’s 400m just as the women’s 400m final, which Sada Williams of Barbados won in 49.90s, setting a new Games record.

England’s Victoria Ohuruogu, who has Nigerian blood, claimed silver in 50.72s, while England’s Jodie Williams won bronze in 51.26s.

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