World Record Holder Tobi Amusan Smashes The Commonwealth 100m

World Record Holder Tobi Amusan Smashes The Commonwealth 100m


Arguably the fastest woman alive today, Tobi Amusan clocked a time of 12.30s in Sunday's final at the Alexander Stadium to successfully defend her Commonwealth Games title and the reigning World Champion is happy with the latest addition of titles and records to her name.



"I'm glad to have defended my Commonwealth Games title with two Games Record in the process," Amusan wrote on her Facebook page after Sunday's blistering performance.

Amusan, who passes as a classic example of the rejected stone that became the cornerstone, advised all to stay true regardless of any let down.

She wrote: "Never give up on yourself. Just stay focused on the Lord, on your craft and He will never fail you..."

The 25 year old speedster also shared "Mentally it was challenging, trust me. It was nerve-racking but with the help of my support system and God, I was able to scale through and focus and move past the previous seasons and focus on this.."

In June, the World Athletics Diamond League Trophy winner successfully defended her African Championships title, storming to a wind-aided 12.57 seconds, the fastest time in all conditions in the event's history at the championships.


The Nigerian followed up with a historic feat as she won the 100m hurdles title at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA to become the first Nigerian to be crowned a world champion at World Athletics' flagship event, the World Athletics Championships.


Amusan did that in record-breaking fashion, running a new 12.12 seconds world record to become the first Nigerian track and field star to set a world record.


source: premiumtimes, photo credit: Getty Images/Ezra Shaw, Guardian NG, BBC
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