Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan is a Nigerian sprinter. She claimed her first gold medl in the 100 metres hurdles event at the 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships in Addis Ababa. In 2015, while making her All-Africa Games debut, she won gold in the 100 metres hurdles event at the 2015 All-Africa Games.
Her latest feat is record breaking as Oluwatobiloba Amusan made history as the first Nigerian to win a sprint hurdles title at the Commonwealth Games.
Amusan achieved the feat at the Carrara stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.
The reigning American Collegiate 100m hurdles queen ran 12.68 seconds to win the race.
She is now Nigeria’s first gold medalist in track and field at the ongoing games.
The 20-year-old is also the third Nigerian woman to make it to the podium after Modupe Oshikoya (bronze) in 1974 and Angela Atiede (bronze) in 2002.
Danielle Williams of Jamaica came second to claim the silver medal in 12.78 seconds.
Yanique Thompson, another Jamaican, won the bronze medal in 12.97 seconds.
Amusan’s triumph is Nigeria’s eighth gold medal of the Commonwealth Games.