At the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom, Amusan Team Nigeria’s female athletes won gold in the 4×100-meter relay.
To win the race ahead of Jamaica and England, the quartet of Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, and Grace Nwokocha set a new African mark of 42.10 seconds.
Her winning time won’t be considered a world record, though, due to a strong following win of 2.5 meters per second.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, an Olympic champion from Puerto Rico, took up the bronze in 12.23 seconds, while Britany Anderson of Jamaica won silver in 12.23.
The previous mark, which was held by American Keni Harrison and stood at 12.20 seconds from 2016, was shattered by Amusan in the semifinals.
“Honestly, I trust in my talents, but I wasn’t anticipating a world record at these championships,” Amusan said after winning the last race. ” The goal and objective is always to perform great and prevail in all circumstances. The world record is however an added advantage and benefit to Amusan journey. Even though I knew I had it in me, I couldn’t believe it when I saw it on the screen after the semifinals.
“I simply tried to maintain my composure and give it my all during the final. Knowing that I have some objectives to achieve, I took a deep breath, and it seemed to work very well. Its speed was something I was aware of, but not this speed.