Nigeria’s athlete Oluwatobiloba Amusan has broken a 20-year-old African Games record, previously held by another Nigerian, Gloria Alozie.
Tobiloba Amusan on Wednesday set a new Games Record when she won the 100m Hurdles event with a time of 12.68secs, a 20-year-old record previously held by Gloria.
The previous record set by Alozie was 12.74secs during the 1999 edition of the African Games.
The 22 -year -old won gold in the Women’s 100m final of the 12th Africa Games at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex in Morocco, to retain her title.
After her latest feat, Amusan said she was glad to have won although the race was quite rough.
“I am happy I won the race which is the most important thing, but it was a kind of rough race for me,” she said.
Amusan who would not be part of the relay race said she will now face the Diamond League finals although she has a couple of meets before that.
Burkina Faso’s Koala Yasmine ran 13.20s to win silver while South Africa’s Bieldt Taylon won the bronze medal with her 13.40s run.
Nigeria’s Ayemoba Ikaluse finished in 4th position with a time of 13.40s, while Francis Ruth did not participate in the race after opting for Women’s Heptathlon 200m event.