IBADAN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- World 100m gold medallist, Tobi Amusan has eased into the final at the ongoing Commonwealth games in Birmingham, U.K.
The World 100m hurdles champion and record holder clocked 12.40 (2.4) to ease into the final.
She broke the women’s 100m hurdles world record after a stunning semi-final run at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, before going on to win gold in the final.
The 25-year-old competed in the very first race of the championships when she breezed past the line in the new world record of 12.12, breaking the previous mark of 12.20 by 0.08 seconds.
After the race, Amusan spoke about how it felt to break the record.
“It is a strong feeling,” she said. “I wanted to get out and go. I did what I had to do. Looking forward to the finals.”
The Nigerian burst out of the blocks to set an even faster time of 12.06, albeit with an illegal tailwind.
Nigerians are looking forward to seeing the athlete break more records and bring the gold home.