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Tobi Amusan Wins Gold at Commonwealth 100m Hurdle, Retains Title

Nigeria’s female 100-meter hurdle world record holder Tobi Amusan, has successfully defended her 100-meter hurdle Commonwealth title, winning gold at the ongoing games in Birmingham.

Nigeria's Tobi Amusan Breaks 100m Hurdles World Record, Gets N65m For Gold Medal [Video]

Tobi who won the competition in 2018, finished in 12.30 seconds on Sunday morning, defeating Australia’s Michelle Jenneke, England’s Cindy Sembre, Danielle Williams, and Jamaican duo Danielle Williams and Megan Tapper.

The 25-year-old has successfully defended her 100-meter hurdle title, which she won at the 2018 competition in Gold Coast, Australia.

On Saturday, the world record holder finished her hurdle in 12.40 seconds to qualify for the women’s 100-meter hurdles final.

She finished well ahead of Australia’s Michelle Jenneke and Canada’s Michelle Harrison who finished third in 12.85 seconds.

Recall that few days ago, Tobi Amusan broke the women’s 100m hurdles world record in the semi-finals at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Tobi Amusan Wins Gold at Commonwealth 100m Hurdle, Retains Title

Amusan had blitzed to a world record 12.12s in the semi-finals but obliterated that mark with a superb 12.06s to become the first Nigerian to win gold in the history of the World Athletics Championships.

Meanwhile, four-time US Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson was accused of racism after publicly questioning Tobi Amusan world record at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.

In his analysis for the BBC, US sprint legend Michael Johnson questioned the accuracy of the timings in the event. He highlighted the fact that out of the 24 athletes who had competed in the three semi-final events, 12 recorded new personal bests. The recorded level of competition was so high that a time of 12.52 meant competitors wouldn’t even make the final, despite it being a time that would have won the world title at six previous world championships.

READ MORE: U.S. Sprint Legend Accused of Racism After Questioning Tobi Amusan World Record

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