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Nigeria win another gold in women’s relay

Nigeria’s team, inspired by World Commonwealth Games champion, Tobi Amusan has won another gold in the women’s 4 x 100 relay race.

The four of Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha ran fervently to clinch another gold in the 4x100m women’s relay event on Sunday with a time of 42.10s, thereby, setting another African record.

The men’s team finished behind England to win silver in the final of the 4x100m relay.

The women’s victory in the relay was coming just after Amusan successfully defended her title at the Alexander Stadium on Sunday in the women’s 100m hurdles final.

Amusan was able to run a Games record of 12.30s, setting other records as well, and becoming the first world champion to win gold and the first Nigerian athlete to do the same.

Amusan was one of the favourites to get the gold at the tournament following her impressive showing at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, the United States, which saw her break multiple records to win Nigeria’s first gold at the World Championships.

Having done it on another continent, Amusan made sure to replicate that fine display in Europe, proving that it was no fluke and that it was indeed her time.

The 25-year-old ran a blistering 12.30secs to claim the gold and also set a new Games Record in Birmingham.

Speaking after her victory, Amusan said, ““Honestly, I believe in my abilities but I was not expecting a world record at these championships.

“The goal is always just to execute well and get the win. So the world record is a bonus. I knew I had it in me but I could not believe it when I saw it on the screen after the semis.

“Before the final, I just tried to stay calm and to do my best. I took a deep breath knowing that I have some goals to accomplish and it worked pretty well. I knew it was very fast but not this fast.”

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