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Oluwatobiloba Amusan Is Pure Gold

On the ninth day of the Commonwealth Games currently hosted in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Nigeria moves up four places to number eight succeding Nigeria’s eighth Gold Medal at the games won by Sprinter Oluwatobiloba Amusan at the 100m hurdles.

The Nigerian team is still way behind the host Australia who led with 65 Gold medals but they can still celebrate the 20-year-old sprinter who broke a record at the games as the first Nigerian to win gold in the 100m hurdles. She was 0.03s shy seconds of the Games record held by Jamaica’s Brigitte Foster-Hylton in 2006, finishing at 12.68s.

 

It was an impressive day for the Nigerian team at the games dominated by the female athletes winning most of the gold medals.

On a sadder note, the search is still on 13 African athletes who vanished from the Commonwealth Games.

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