Tobi Amusan breaks Commonwealth Games record to win 100m hurdles gold medal

Tobi Amusan

World record holder Tobi Amusan has won the women’s 100m hurdles gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

The 25-year-old clocked 12.30 seconds to set a new Games record and retain the title she won in Gold Coast, Australia four years ago.

Bahamian Devynne Charlton came second to win the silver medal while England’s Cindy Sember picked up the bronze.

Amusan’s win came exactly two weeks after she won the gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA, finishing in 12:06 seconds.

She currently holds the titles of African champion, Commonwealth champion and world champion.

Speaking to reporters after her win, Tobi Amusan said even though she set a new Commonwealth Games Record, she did not have a properly executed race.

She, however, stood proudly on the podium and sang along as the Nigerian national anthem played during the medal presentation.