It was an easy task for Nigerian sprint deva – Oluwatobiloba Ayomide “Tobi” Amusan at the Legon Stadium in Accra on Tuesday having coasted 13.03 seconds to win the women’s 100m hurdles round 1 heat at the 13th Africa Games in Ghana.

The current world record holder in the 100 metres hurdles with a time of 12.12 seconds set at the 2022 women’s 100 metres hurdles semi final in Eugene Oregon, Amusan did not break too much sweat as she cruised past the finishing line with a smiley face.

Another brilliant spectacle on Tuesday worth remembering was the men’s and women’s 100m finals.

Cameroon’s Emmanuel Eseme who finished finished first in the men’s 100m having crossed the line in 10.14 seconds, ahead of Usheoritse Itsekiri [Nigeria] who came second in 10.23 seconds while Namibia’s Hainuca Gilbert took the bronze with a time of 10.25 seconds.

Gina Bass of the Gambia won the gold in the women’s 100 with 11.36 second, ahead of Alyse Miccoy of Liberia [11.49 seconds], as Olayinka Olajide mustered 11.55 seconds in third.

Meanwhile, Ghana and Nigeria won their respective race in the 4x100m men relays to set a luscious final. Ghana’s quartet team are the defending champions and would like to maintain their crown, but team Nigeria are in to retake the crown.

By Raphael Amenyoh