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I worked hard for this championship – Amusan

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ONE of the early gold medalist who represented teamNigeria in the just concluded, caa championship in Asaba, Oluwatobiloba Amusan won the women’s 100m hurdles event with 12.86 seconds for Nigeria’s first gold medal .

The victory means Amusan has now qualified to represent Africa at the IAAF Continental Cup at Ostrava in the Czech Republic in September, in a press address she said she was not surprised she won.

“I am not surprised, because I have prepared hard for this all year. I don’t care about timing when it comes to championships.“So, you really don’t have to focus on time but to go out there and compete,” Amusan said after the race.

About competing in Ostrava, Amusan said: “I am really excited to run against the world’s best, even though I have been racing with them all year.

“But my target at the Continental Cup is to do the best I can.

She was also part of the squad who won another gold medal in the women 4+100m, bagging two gold medals in the championship.

“After this Championships, I will head back to the U.S., prepare for the next IAAF Diamond League events, such as the ones in Birmingham (UK), Zurich (Switzerland) and Brazil,” she added.

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