Since the 2019 African Games kicked off in Morocco, Nigerians have won medals in various sports, and some of them have even broken records in the process. The latest athlete to do so is Tobi Amusan, who won the 100 metres hurdles event in 12.68 seconds on Wednesday.
The previous record was set by another Nigerian, Gloria Alozie, who finished the race in 12.74 seconds at the 1999 edition of the African Games. This means that Amusan sliced 0.06 seconds from Alozie’s time.
The feat comes a year after Amusan made history as the first-ever Nigerian athlete to win a gold medal in the 100 metres hurdles at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Clearly, that impressive feat was not enough for the gifted athlete.
With Nigeria currently standing at number four on the 2019 African Games medals table, the athlete has undoubtedly contributed to the country’s success in Morocco. She will now focus on upcoming competitions like the Diamond League finals.
The 2018 Commonwealth and African champion however told Premium Times that she was excited to have emerged victorious at the end of the race.