Tobi Amusan Eyes Third Consecutive African Games Title in 100m Hurdles Final

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Tobi Amusan, the two-time African Games champion and world record holder in the women’s 100m hurdles, is poised for a historic third consecutive title at the Games. Competing at the University of Ghana Sports Complex, Amusan breezed through the heats on Tuesday with a time of 13.03s, solidifying her spot in the final. While her compatriot Stella Ayanleke missed out on podium contention, Faith Osamuyi secured her spot in the final with a second-place finish.

Scheduled for Wednesday, Amusan and Osamuyi will grace the track once more, with Amusan being the favorite to clinch her third title after previous victories in Brazzaville (2015) and Rabat (2019).

In another event, Esther Joseph aims to contribute to Nigeria’s medal tally in the women’s 400m final after an impressive performance in the semi-finals, clocking a new personal best of 51.75s. Joseph faces tough competition from Madagascar’s Sita Sibiri and Botswana’s Lydia Jele.

Meanwhile, Nigeria boasts strong contenders in the men’s 400m final, with Chidi Okezie and Dubem Nwachukwu vying for the title. Okezie and Nwachukwu delivered promising performances in the semi-finals, setting the stage for an exhilarating final against Zambia’s Muzala Samukonga, who holds the fastest qualifying time.

The action-packed schedule at the University of Ghana culminates with the men and women’s 4x100m relays, promising an exciting conclusion to the day’s events.

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