World record holder and reigning world champion Tobi Amusan have won the 100m hurdles gold at the Commonwealth Games. She did it in a Commonwealth Games record of 12.30 seconds.
She is also the first Nigerian track and field athlete and the second in history to successfully defend a Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles title.
The petite 25-year-old reigning world champion and world record holder in the event also became the first Nigerian track and field athlete to win a gold medal at two editions of the Games.
Amusan’s gold has now brought to 10 the number of gold medals won by Nigeria so far, one short of the 11 won in 1994, 2010, and 2014.
It is also one short of the three gold medals won by the track and field team in 1990,1994 and 2014 with the 4x100m relays and the women’s long jump final coming up later on Sunday.