Tobi Amusan defends her World record in the Commonwealth games

By: Gyang Dakwo

World 100 meters record holder, Tobi Amusan ran a Games record of 12.30s to defend her Commonwealth title and set other records in the process on Sunday.

Amusan also became the first World Champion to win Gold in the event and the first Nigerian athlete ever, dead or alive to be crowned champion at all levels of athletics in the same year.

Amusan was one of the favorites to get the gold at the tournament following her impressive showing at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, the United States, which saw her break multiple records to win Nigeria’s first gold at the World Championships.

Having done it on another continent, Amusan made sure to replicate that fine display in Europe, proving that it was no fluke and that it was indeed her time.

The 25-year-old ran a blistering 12.30secs to claim the gold and also set a new Games Record in Birmingham.