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African Games: Tobi Amusan Wins Women’s Hurdles Heat, As Nigeria Lose Men, Women 100m Gold

Nigerian sprint Queen, Tobi Amusan, has won the women’s 100m hurdles Round 1 heat at the 13th African Games holding in Ghana.

Amusan beat all comers in the heat, breasting the tape in 13.03s.

Her victory won her a spot in the semis of the women’s 100m hurdles.

However, Team Nigeria lost the men’s and women’s 100m gold to Cameroon and Gambia respectively, settling for silver and bronze in the events on Tuesday.

Usheoritse Itsekiri returned at a time of 10.23secs to lose the men’s 100m surprisingly to Cameroon’s Emmanuel Eseme who finished at 10.14secs while Namibia’s Hainuca Gilbert took the bronze with a time of 10.25secs.

Nigeria’s other entrant in the men’s 100m, Emmanuel Ekanem returned at a time of 10.42secs to finish a distant fourth.

In the Africa Games women’s 100m, Olayinka Olajide could only muster a third place finish to win bronze with a time of 11.55secs behind Miriam Bittaye of Gambia who won the gold with 11.36secs and Alyse Miccoy of Liberia whose 11.49secs gave her the silver medal.

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