African Games: Tobi Amusan wins third consecutive gold medal in 100m hurdles 

NIGERIA’S world record holder Tobi Amusan on Wednesday night won the gold medal in the women’s 100-metre hurdles at the ongoing African Games in Accra, Ghana.

Tobi, a cynosure of eyes on the track, was booked for a yellow card after beating the gun for the first time, forcing the race to restart.

At the blast of the gun the second time, she dashed into the air, stretching her legs with a low flight to scale the hurdles and finish the race at 12.89s (-2.1).

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The win offered Amusan a hat-trick of African Games titles, having won the last two editions held in Congo Brazzaville (2014) and in Rabat (2019), igniting jubilation in the Team Nigeria camp.

Nigeria’s sprinter competed against Madagascar’s Sidonie Fiadanantsoa, who ran 13.19s to finish second and Zimbabwe’s Ashley Tinashe Kamangirirain, who ran 13.59s.

The fourth position was secured by the second Nigerian athlete in the race, Faith Osamuyi, who ran 13.77s.






     

     

    In women’s 4x100m, Amusan also led Nigeria’s team to win another gold, hitting the breast tape in a time of 43.06s.

    Justina Eyakpobeyan, Olajide Olayinka, Fore Abinusawa and Amusan achieved the feat and added to the country’s gold medal haul.

    Also, in the men’s 4x100m final, Team Nigeria outclassed Ghana and Liberia to claim the gold medal.

    Team Nigeria ended the race in a time of 38.41 seconds, while Ghana finished behind at 38.43 seconds, with Liberia at 38.73 seconds to secure the silver and bronze, respectively.

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