Commonwealth Games: Oluwatobiloba Amusan Wins Gold In Women’s 100-Meter Hurdles Final

Commonwealth Games: Oluwatobiloba Amusan Wins Gold In Women’s 100-Meter Hurdles Final

By Wires | The Trent on April 16, 2018
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GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 13: Oluwatobiloba Amusan of Nigeria celebrates as she crosses the line to win gold in the Women’s 100 metres hurdles final during athletics on day nine of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on April 13, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. | Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Oluwatobiloba Amusan, a representative of Nigeria in the commonwealth games in Australia on Friday, April 13, 2018, won a gold medal in the women’s 100-meter hurdles final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The 20-year-old was quickest out of the blocks in the final event of the night at the Carrara Stadium and held off the challenge of Jamaica’s Danielle Williams to win by just one-tenth of a second, crossing the line in a time of 12.68s.

Amusan’s time was just short of the Games record which has stood since 2006, but it was still enough to pip Williams – a former world champion in the event – to the top of the podium.

Yanique Thompson – also of Jamaica – claimed bronze as host nation Australia missed out on a place on the podium altogether, with Michelle Jenneke and Brianna Beahan finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

England’s Tiffany Porter won silver in the event fours years ago but had to settle for a sixth-placed finish this time around, with compatriot Alicia Barratt also failing to trouble the medals having failed to recover from a poor start on her way to an eighth-placed finish.

The hurdles final had been due to feature Australia’s Sally Pearson – who had been the poster girl of the Games – but she was forced to withdraw due to injury.

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