World record holder, Team Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan began her quest to retain the 100m hurdles title at the Commonwealth Games with a time of 12.40s (2.6.m/s) to win her heat, Megasportsarena.com reports.
Amusan missed out on creating a games record as her time was adjudged to have been aided by wind.
Meanwhile, world championships silver medalist Ese Brume is also turning heads in Birmingham 2022, she is through to the final of women’s long jump after a 6.81m (+0.3) jump to gain automatic qualification in Group B.
Compatriot Ruth Usoro’s 6.59m (+1.0) jump was good enough to earn her one of the non automatic qualification spots in Group A.
In the wrestling event, Odunayo Adekuoroye qualified for the quarterfinals of the 57KG by dismissing Veronica Ayo of Uganda in 34 seconds to qualify for the next round.