GIRL POWER: OLUWATOBILOBA AMUSAN BECOMES FIRST NIGERIAN TO WIN GOLD AT COMMONWEALTH GAMES 100m HURDLES

OLUWATOBILOBA AMUSAN. PHOTO CREDIT: gettyimages.

Few hours ago, the news came in that Nigeria’s own Oluwatobiloba Amusan made history as she became the first Nigerian to win the common wealth 100m sprint hurdle, sport mole reports.

History was made today  at the Carrara stadium in Gold Coast, Australia. Amusan as become queen of track and field, crossing the finish line in 12.68s. The 20-year-old is also the third Nigerian woman to make it to the podium after Modupe Oshikoya (bronze) in 1974 and Angela Atiede (bronze) in 2002.

 

To the right is Danielle Williams of Jamaica who came second to claim the silver medal in 12.78 seconds.While to  Amusan’s left is Yanique Thompson also a Jamaican who won the bronze medal in 12.97 seconds.

Amusa is the reigning American Collegiate 100m hurdles champion, her gold medal becoming Nigeria’s 8th at the games, pushing the country to 8th on the medals table.

It’s a new era where girls and women alike, are constantly winning and raising up the status quo. We are absolutely loving it.

 

 




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