Nigerian superstar Tobi Amusan has set a new record to win a Gold medal in the 100 meters hurdles at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.
Tobi Amusan Wins Gold at Commonwealth Games, sets new record [Photos/Video]
Tobi Amusan clocks 12.30 seconds, sets a Commonwealth Games record to win Gold.
The 25-year-old Amusan recorded a time of 12.30 seconds to set a new record at the Commonwealth Games.
In Birmingham Amusan took Gold, Jamaica’s Britany Anderson took silver with 12.23sec, while Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico claimed bronze in 12.23.
Amusan on Commonwealth Gold, new record
After her 12.12 heroics in Oregon, Amusan produced another astonishing performance to claim Gold.
Speaking after her victory Amusan said, “Honestly, I believe in my abilities but I was not expecting a world record at these championships.
“The goal is always just to execute well and get the win. So the world record is a bonus. I knew I had it in me but I could not believe it when I saw it on the screen after the semis.
“Before the final, I just tried to stay calm and to do my best. I took a deep breath knowing that I have some goals to accomplish and it worked pretty well. I knew it was very fast but not this fast.”
Amusan now holds the World record, Commonwealth Games record and African record in the women's 100 meter hurdles.