Tobi Amusan emerged Commonwealth Games Champion in the 100m Hurdles in 2018. Photo Credit: BBC Sport

Nigeria’s best sprint hurdler in recent years, Tobi Amusan easily booked her place in the final of the women’s 100m Hurdles after running the overall second fastest time in the heats on Thursday at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Amusan who was drawn in Heat 1, set the pace as she outclassed the rest of the line up, storming to a Season’s Best (SB) of 12.73s, inspiring Australia’s Brianna Beahan to a Personal Best (PB) of 13.02s in 2nd place while Megan Simmonds of Jamaica secured the third automatic spot with her time of 13.17s in 3rd place.

Former World Champion Danielle Williams dominated Heat 2 with the overall fastest time of 12.69s, while teammate Yanique Thompson followed in 12.95s, with Glasgow 2014 Silver medallist Tiffany Porter placing 3rd in 12.99s.

Grace Ayemoba who competed in Heat 2, finished 5th in 13.59s. The 100m Hurdles final comes up on Friday, April 13th, by 1.09pm.

Meanwhile Stephen Mozia took to the field to compete in Group B of the qualifying rounds of the men’s Discus throw on Thursday morning.

The 2016 African Championships Silver and Bronze medallist who has a PB of 62.80m, finished 4th in his group and 6th overall in the standings topped by Jamaica’s Fedrick Dacres with his throw of 66.20m. Mozia qualified for Friday’s final (10.45am, Nigerian time) with his best throw of 59.95m, an SB.

Yemi Galadima is a Senior Sportswriter and Editor at Making of Champions. She has a bias for Athletics and was previously a Sports Reporter at the National Mirror, where she hosted a weekly column ‘On the Track with Yemi Olus’ for over two years. A self-acclaimed ‘athletics junkie’, she has covered national and international events live, such as the African Athletics Championships, African Games, Olympics and World Athletics Championships. She also freelances for World Athletics.


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