Connect with us

Sports

Just In: Tobi Amusan Sets New Record, Wins #CommonwealthGames Gold (Video)

Published

on

Tobi Amusan has set a new record to win Commonwealth Games gold.

The world champion 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.

JomogNews Nigeria reports that Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan has won the gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

This online news platform understands that Tobi Amusan, who is a world champion, successfully defended her title at the Alexander Stadium on Sunday in the women’s 100m hurdles final.

The world champion 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.

She 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 Tobi Amusan ran a blistering 12.30secs to claim the gold and also set a new Games Record in Birmingham.

“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,” Amusan said after her final victory.

Watch Tobi Amusan Commonwealth Games Record below…

Coming up behind here were Bahamas’s Devynne Charlton (12.58secs) who took silver and England’s Cindy Sember (12.59secs) who took bronze with both some notable distance behind the eventual winner.

With this result, Nigeria has now won 10 gold medals and 31 medals in total.

Team Nigeria is now just one behind the gold medal record set by the 1994 team (11 gold medals) at the Commonwealth Games and six behind the total medals record (37 medals).

Meanwhile, Newsone Nigeria reports that seven competitions still hold potential for gold for the team on the final day and World Athletics Championship silver medallist Ese Brume still in competition later today, Nigeria can and will hope for more.

 

Sports

Tyson Fury warns Anthony Joshua, gives him 48 hours to sign contract

Published

on

By

WBC champion, Tyson Fury, has told Anthony Joshua to sign the contract for their all-British heavyweight battle by Monday or the fight is off.

Fury is running out of patience as he waits for a response from Joshua’s representatives.

“We’ll know by Monday anyway (if the super-fight is on) because if it’s not done by Monday I’m moving on,” Fury told Queensberry.

Joshua’s camp has received a contract and talks between the rival promoters are believed to have gone well so far.

But time is of the essence if a major fight is to take place by early December.

“I was optimistic about three weeks ago but it shouldn’t be taking this long to sign a contract.

“I’m not waiting around for some guy who’s lost three of his last five fights. He’s lucky that I’m giving him a world title shot. If not he’ll have to wait a long time to get another one,” Fury added.

 

Continue Reading

Sports

Just In: Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo charged by FA

Published

on

By

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with ‘improper and/or violent conduct following the incident where he appeared to knock a mobile phone out of a supporter’s hand.

The incident happened at Everton’s Goodison Park after Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat last April.

Footage shared on social media showed the Portugal international appearing to smash a phone out of a young fan’s hand as he left the pitch and headed towards the tunnel.

Ronaldo was cautioned by police regarding the incident in August and later issued an apology to 14- year-old Jacob Harding on his Instagram account, admitting his emotions after such a damaging result had got the better of him.

United have announced they will be supporting their player in response to the charge.

A statement from the FA read: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3 for an incident that took place after Manchester United’s Premier League match against Everton FC on Saturday 9 April 2022.

‘It is alleged that the forward’s conduct after the final whistle was improper and/or violent.’

Continue Reading

Sports

Just In: Roger Federer Retires From Tennis

Published

on

By

The 41-year-old winner of 20 Grand Slam titles has been out of action since a quarter-final loss at Wimbledon in 2021.

Tennis legend, Roger Federer has announced his retirement.

The Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer will retire after next week’s Laver Cup.

He made the announcement on Thursday.

“The Laver Cup next week in London will be my final ATP event,” he said in a statement posted on his Twitter account.

The 41-year-old winner of 20 Grand Slam titles has been out of action since a quarter-final loss at Wimbledon in 2021 before undergoing another bout of knee surgery.

Details later…

Continue Reading

Trending

%d bloggers like this: