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World record holder in women’s 100m hurdles, Tobi Amusan and world championship silver medalist Ese Brume will take centre stage today at the Alexander Stadium at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Amusan, who set 12.12secs record at the 2022 World Championships in Oregon, United States to claim her first world title medal and she has been lined up in Heat 3 alongside Barbados’ Hannah Connell, Australia’s Michelle Jenneke, Canada’s Michelle Harrison and British Virgin Islands’ Deya Erickson.

In the women’s hammer throw, Oyesade Olatoye threw 61.74m to finish ninth among the 12 finalists that will battle for the medals.

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In the women’s high jump Temitope Adeshina and Esther Isa qualified to the final from Group A and B respectively after jumping 1.81m.

Favour Ofili won the heat four of the women’s 200m in a time of 22.71secs to qualify to the semifinal but Grace Nwokocha failed to make it to the semifinal after finishing seventh in her heat.

In the men’s 200m, Ifeayi Ojeli, Udodi Onwuzurike and Alaba Akintola qualified for the semi-final scheduled for today.


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