Commonwealth Games: UTEP’s Amusan Strikes Gold in the 100m Hurdles

Gold Coast, Australia – Tobi Amusan hit pay dirt as she won gold in the 100m hurdles, crossing the finish line with a time of 12.68 at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Friday.

This marks Amusan’s first major victory in her professional career. She continues to train at UTEP under assistant coach Lacena Golding-Clarke, who won the gold medal in the 100m hurdles (Jamaica, 12.77) at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Amusan will return to the track on Saturday as a member of the 4x100m relay team, along with former UTEP great Blessing Okagbare.

Okagbare is a three-time medalist at the 2014 Commonwealth games winning gold in the 100m and 200m and earning a silver medal in the 4x100m relay.

Amusan won the first of two heats with a time of 12.73. Her time is the second-fastest qualifying time just behind Danielle Williams (Jamaica, 12.69). The 2017 NCAA Champion was the only athlete in the first heat to clock a time under 13 seconds.

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