Nigeria’s Oluwatobiloba Amusan won Commonwealth gold in the women’s 100m Hurdles.
The 20-year old raced perfectly out of the blocks to cross the line in 12.68 seconds, a Season’s Best. Amusan becomes the first Nigerian to win a hurdles title.
Danielle Williams and Yanique Thompson won silver and bronze respectively for Jamaica. With Australian World Champion, Sally Pearson injured, Amusan was one of the favourites to win the race.
Amusa is the reigning American Collegiate 100m hurdles champion, her gold becoming Nigeria’s 8th at the games, pushing the country to 8th on the medals table.
Suwaibidu Galadima won gold in the men’s T47 100m event at Gold Coast on Friday morning. The Para-athlete finished ahead of England’s James Arnott and Jamaica’s Tevaughn Thomas, completing the race in 11.04 seconds.