Nigerian sprinter, Oluwatobiloba Amusan, 21, has won the country’s first medal at the ongoing 21st Senior Athletics Championship in Asaba 2018.
Amusan, clinched the gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles event with 12:86 seconds, while South African runner, Rickenette Steenkamp came second to win silver under 13:18s.
She said: “I am not surprised, because I have prepared hard for this all year. I don’t care about timing when it comes to championships.
“So, you really don’t have to focus on time but to go out there and compete.
“I am really excited to run against the world’s best, even though I have been racing with them all year. But my target at the Continental Cup is to do the best I can.
“After this Championships, I will head back to the U.S., prepare for the next IAAF Diamond League events, such as the ones in Birmingham (UK), Zurich (Switzerland) and Brazil.”