Nigerians react as Amusan breaks two more records



Peter Akinbo

World champion Tobi Amusan continues to receive well deserved plaudits from Nigerians as she broke the Commonwealth Games record in Birmingham, United Kingdom, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

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

Coming up behind her were Bahamas’ Devynne Charlton (12.58secs), who settled for silver and England’s Cindy Sember (12.59secs), the bronze medallist, both some notable distance behind the eventual winner.

Later on, she was a part of the relay team that claimed another gold medal in the final of the women’s 4×100 relay race.

The quartet of Amusan, (Favour) Ofili, (Rosemary) Chukwuma and (Grace) Nwokocha ran fervently to clock a time of 42.10secs setting another African record.

Nigerians took to social media to praise Amusan for the feat.

Former Super Eagles head coach Augustine Eguavoen believes she is on her way to becoming a legend writing, ““Tobi Amusan en route legendary status.”

Another user on Twitterm @Engr_Series wrote, “Tobi Amusan has forgotten how to lose. She’s done it again; wins the Gold medal (12.30secs) for Team Nigeria in the Women’s 100m Hurdles final in Birmingham.”

Adebayo Adeleke praised Amusan and the rest of the Nigerian ladies writing, “Tobi Amusan doing Nigeria proud again in the 100m hurdles in 12:30secs.

“Also, Tobi Amusan, Favor Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, and Grace Nwokocha won GOLD in the Women’s 4×100m relay final. Kudos to the ladies!”

@PoojaMedia commented on her achieving the feat across two continents, “Tobi Amusan is making the National Anthem very popular now. From US to UK.”

Nigeria have now equalled the number of gold medals won by the 1994 team at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada.