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Nigeria —Amusan Wins Gold Medal, Almost Beat World Record

Tobi Amusan, Nigeria's athlete for the Commonwealth 100m women's hurdle not only won the gold medal, but caused a heavy uproar when she beat the favourite runner of the match, Danielle Williams of Jamaica.

Tobi Amusan Commonwealth Gold Coast 2018


However when interviewed, she stated that her goal was to set a never to forget world record during the Commonwealth games event.

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 But she couldn't as she lost to Brigitte Foster-Hylton from Jamaica, who set a record of 12.65 seconds at the Melbourne games in 2006. However Amusan had a record of 12.68 seconds. She was almost there.


“Averagely I wanted the games record, but I did not get it. However, I got the gold that is the major thing,” she said during the interview.

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She added, “I have always prepared hard for every competition – the Olympics, the African Championships , and others – with the same positive energy and attitude . I knew that winning the event at the Games would be tough and I was prepared for it and I am glad it worked out well in the end.

“I believe the others who didn't win medals at these Games would have learnt a thing or two , which will help them in future competitions .

“The team has a lot of young athletes and I believe that having competed with some of the best athletes in the world in their various events would have given them more confidence ahead of upcoming competitions.”

Currently, she is studying at the University of Texas El Paso, USA.