AMUSAN RETAINS 100M HURDLES TITLE AT THE AFRICAN GAMES
Commonwealth Games Champion Tobi Amusan retained her 100m Hurdles crown at the African games in comfortable fashion after she race to victory in a new Games Record of 12.68s.
Amusan, who is the defending Champion from Brazzaville had gone through the rounds unflustered, and it was her against the clock in the final.
Running in lane 3, Amusan roared to victory with relative ease, erasing the Games Record of 12.74s set by African Record holder Glory Alozie at the 1999 Games which took place in Johannesburg.
Elsewhere, Kelechi Nwanaga claimed Gold for Nigeria in the women’s Javelin final, thereby retaining the title she won four years ago. She reached a best mark of 55.88m. South Africa’s Joan Van Dyke took Silver with 55.38m, while her compatriot Sunette Viljoen won Bronze in 53.44m.
In the 4x100m relay, the quartet of Joy Udo-Gabriel, Mercy Ntia-Obong, Adekunle Jasper and Rosemary Chukwuma crossed the line in 44.16s to win Gold, while Raymond Ekevwo, Divine Oduduru, Emmanuel Arowolo and Usheoritse Itsekiri teamed up to win Silver with a Season’s Best of 38.59s.