By: Gyang Dakwo
Tobi Amusan says she is “exhausted” after winning world 100m hurdles gold last month but the Nigerian world record holder looked impressive today as she cruised through to the Commonwealth Games final.
Amusan began the defense of her crown by finishing top of the qualifying times in 12.40sec, in windy conditions.
“The mental part is there and the physical part is also done,” said Amusan. “But I’ve been so exhausted after those championships.
“I’m just trying to hang in there and finish the season strong.”
The 25-year-old Nigerian, who sported the logo “No Plastic Waste” on her tracksuit — should be unstoppable.
However, there is a clutch of rivals who could trouble her.
Olympic bronze medallist Megan Tapper progressed serenely, winning her heat in 12.68sec.
The other two potential challengers, England’s Cindy Sember, and Jamaica’s Danielle Williams are attempting to reboot their careers.