Tobi Amusan, Omolara Ogunmakinju shine at the 13th African games in Ghana

Nigerian track star and world record holder Tobi Amusan has obtained yet another victory at the Women’s 100m Hurdles Round 1 Heat at the 13th African Games in Ghana.

The remarkable African Champion finished with a whopping 13.03 seconds. It was closely followed by Mozambique’s Guame Cecilia, who had a time of 14.00 seconds, while Ashley Tinashe of Zimbabwe snatched the third automatic qualification spot.

Unfortunately, Ghana’s runner, Mensah Dorris, came in 8th and will not be qualified for the next round. This win is yet another continuation of Amusan’s winning streak this year, as a month ago, she won the 60-metre hurdle at the Meeting Lievin in France with 7.83 seconds. In addition, Tobi has already set a new record at the Astana Indoor Meet in Kazakhstan. Tobi Amusan continues to stun on the track and is expected to come out victorious at the end of the competition.

At the African Games, Omolara Ogunmakinju also dazzled audiences with her performance in the mixed 4x400m, delivering an outstanding anchor leg to secure a gold medal for Nigeria in a remarkable time of 3:13.26. The Nigerian team comprising Emmanuel Ojeli, Patience George, and Sikiru Adeyemi trailed Botswana for the first three baton exchanges until Ogunmakinju received it.

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Botswana finished second in a national record of 3:13.99, while Team Kenya, anchored by world 800m champion Mary Moraa, settled for third in an NR of 3:18.03. South Africa was fourth in 3:18.54.

The gold medal was Nigeria’s third on Day 2 of athletics at the Games, closing an outstanding night for Team Nigeria.


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